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Thread #155459   Message #3661833
Posted By: GUEST,sciencegeek
19-Sep-14 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: scottish independence
Subject: RE: BS: scottish independence
from this side of the pond, no real idea how this will work out in the end... but regarding the vote...

85% of eligible voters went to the polls... pretty good, but that leaves 1 out of every 6 people who essentially abstained for whatever reason...

so of the 85% that voted to stay in the UK, that's approximately 47 people out of the total eligible voters and 38 of the total voted to leave.

I know it sounds better to say 55% vs. 45% but the real outcome was

15% abstained, 47% voted to stay and 38% voted to leave.

What remains to be seen is if the last minute promises are actually kept... or will there be 20 years of I told you so...?