Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Voting is Sacred in Catalunya
At many of the polling stations people tried all kinds of ingenious ways to hide the polling boxes from police so they wouldn't be confiscated (obviously at some personal risk). One school hid its box in the space at the top of the elevator shaft. Others kept moving from room to room in a cat and mouse dance with the police. But the volunteers in Vila-rodona were the most ingenious of all. Watch the video and see where they did their vote count.
In the end, in spite of the repressive activity of the thousands of Spanish police who were sent from all over Spain, over 2.2 million of the 5.3 eligible voters cast ballots that were counted. Close to 800,000 people either could not vote because their polling station had been closed by police, or their votes were lost because, as the Catalan spokesman said, "the ballots were stolen." The total number of eligible voters is 5.3 million, which means that participation (actual votes counted) was at 42.34%.
And the results are:
Yes won with 89% of the vote
No had 7.8% of the vote
Blank had 2.02%
Null had 0.8%
It is expected that the Catalan Parliament will declare independence this week.
(The photo was from media, found on the web.)
Posted by Dvora at 5:25 PM