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How did you vote in the Referendum today?
Yes - Marriage 42%  42%  [ 62 ]
No - Marriage 9%  9%  [ 14 ]
Yes - Presidential 28%  28%  [ 42 ]
No - Presidential 20%  20%  [ 30 ]
Total votes : 148
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:46 pm 
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Will be interesting to see if there really was a silent no majority out there as claimed by some.
I don't think so. The Church needs to have a good think about how it is to become relevant in Ireland when it's so far out of step with the people.


I was chatting to a friend today from "de country" who is not home at the moment and had a story their mother related.. Seemingly and I presume very recently the local priest during mass asked the congregation to consider or to actually vote yes. Seemingly half the people walked out at that point. Interesting anecdote.

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There was definitely a massive heavy bias towards Yes in all the meeja..

All these people 'returning home' to vote, I wonder if they were ordinarily resident here on 1st September last?
Otherwise they are not eligible to be on the electoral roll. But shure this is ireland



The things you learn. All those social media accounts may yet out a few "illegitimate" voters. :nin

Between that and a calculated bias in native media that might be stand up in court, possibly result in a genuinely strong legal challenge to a Yes result?

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temene wrote:
There was definitely a massive heavy bias towards Yes in all the meeja..

All these people 'returning home' to vote, I wonder if they were ordinarily resident here on 1st September last?
Otherwise they are not eligible to be on the electoral roll. But shure this is ireland


Part of the problem with all of this campaign is the sheer volume of bullshit that has been defecated on the public by both sides. People say a few things on the social media and suddenly it's gospel (No pun intended). I think you will find that the pick up in economic activity here and increase in visitors to the country means every fucking weekend is busy. Ping some crap up on Twatter and hey ho, bandwagon.

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temene wrote:
There was definitely a massive heavy bias towards Yes in all the meeja..

All these people 'returning home' to vote, I wonder if they were ordinarily resident here on 1st September last?
Otherwise they are not eligible to be on the electoral roll. But shure this is ireland
The things you learn. All those social media accounts may yet out a few "illegitimate" voters. :nin

Between that and a calculated bias in native media that might be stand up in court, possibly result in a genuinely strong legal challenge to a Yes result?
No. Won't happen. Won't be significant enough numbers per station (and how to determine station?).

Also, why expect balance in the media apart from RTE? They've no obligation to be independent. Look at newspapers in Britain for reference. Independent media take a line based on policy and they have at it. The only pretence at balance should be from RTE, and given the cross-spectrum agreement on the issue at hand, RTE has problems rolling out new talking heads to disagree with the issue whilst there's no shortage of talking heads to rabbit on about the Yes side. But again, that's as it should be. The people who want to extend rights, to make love easier, to free our emotions should be in the majority.


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Also, why expect balance in the media apart from RTE? They've no obligation to be independent. Look at newspapers in Britain for reference. Independent media take a line based on policy and they have at it. The only pretence at balance should be from RTE, and given the cross-spectrum agreement on the issue at hand, RTE has problems rolling out new talking heads to disagree with the issue whilst there's no shortage of talking heads to rabbit on about the Yes side. But again, that's as it should be. The people who want to extend rights, to make love easier, to free our emotions should be in the majority.


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Broadcast media has the bullshit "balance" obligation from the BAI but newspapers here have no obligation to be balanced.

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I think that the no side in general have a hard time accepting just how 'one-sided' (i.e. there is only one right answer) and important a civil rights issue this is for large swathes of the population.


They don't doubt the obvious shift in social mores; they question the wisdom of it.


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RTÉ report

22.23 The voting period for the referendums on same-sex marriage and presidential-age has ended with polling stations reporting an "unusually high" electorate turnout.

Will be interesting to see if there really was a silent no majority out there as claimed by some.

Looks like a few silent no's out there
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The first box tallied in Wicklow for Askansgap near Tinahely shows a NO majority. 54 votes to 42 @rtenews

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From newstalk twitter - Ringsend initial tally 85% yes

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There appears to be a rural/urban divide with the results and a clear YES in urban areas but small pockets of NO votes in some rural places.
I'm guessing it's an age thing.

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