Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

Regarding conspiracies of vote rigging in the Independence Referendum

There have been a few conspiracy theories around vote rigging in the election, which frankly I discounted from the beginning, because UK elections have so many observers that doing so tends to be _really_ obvious.

And so I was rather cheered to see this shared over on Facebook, from one of the vote counters:

Just woke up after my very loooong night of vote counting!! Here's a few points from Me (An experienced vote counter who is proud to be Scottish & part of this historical event)

Point 1-the guy who is accused of filling in votes is filling in a slip of how many in that bundle & then elastic bands it!(standard counting procedure)

Point 2 - the Yes votes on the No table, it was confirmed on live TV (cleverly cuts out before this)that these bundles were yet to be split - therefore they were still mixed bundles & the table was only used for space until it was used for it's real purpose!!

Point 3 - the woman who is accused moving Yes votes to No - looks to me like she realised she'd put them in the wrong pile (omg an accident) then corrected them.

Point 4 - bundles being emptied out of boxes with elastic bands - Postal Votes!! They are closely monitored & counted then re counted along with normal votes (less margin for error don't you think)! We all worked bloody hard last night & I for one am proud to have been part of it!! Disgusting at some of my friends attitudes & comments!!


(I've added spaces for clarity.)

The source is here, and you can see in the comments "Yes Dundee" backing her up on the second point.



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