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Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum
Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum

Results were trickling in early Friday in Scotland’s independence referendum, a poll that will decide the future of the 300-year-old union with Britain. Nine of Scotland’s 32 local authorities reported “no” votes, some by a significant margin. Two others came out in favor of independence. But the areas accounted for a small percentage of registered voters. In some of the more remote parts of Scotland, helicopters and boats were being used to ferry ballots to counting centers. The referendum, which will be decided by a simple majority, sparked intense interest with many areas reporting turnouts well above 80%. Voters were glued to television screens in pubs...

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