VoteIsrael registers voters in Tel Aviv (left) and Jerusalem. (Photoillustration Tablet Magazine; original photo iVoteIsrael/Facebook)

Today on Tablet, Eetta Prince-Gibson reports on the 80,000 American-Israelis who cast their absentee votes in the American presidential elections.

According to Thursday’s iVoteIsrael poll, these voters could be particularly important in the swing states such as Florida, where 7,500 voted; Ohio, where 3,500 voted; and Pennsylvania, where 3,500 voted. They could also be crucial in highly contested congressional and senatorial races, such as Ohio, since overall, 62 percent voted for GOP candidates.

The group broke overwhelmingly for Romney. But should they have voted at all? Read about it here.