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article imageBBC: Scotland votes NO to independence

By David Silverberg     Sep 19, 2014 in World
Scotland will say NO to independence, preserving the 307-year-union with England to form the four-country United Kingdom. BBC predicts a 55-45 win for the campaign committed to keeping Scotland part of the UK.
After reports after 26 of 32 counts, the no campaign side had 54 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent for the yes camp, as of 12:45 a.m. ET
"The evidence that the 'No' side are going to win is beginning to stack up," polling expert John Curtice from Strathclyde University told the BBC.
According to the Guardian, around 55 percent of voters were expected to reject Scotland's campaign for independence.
BBC's Twitter feed declared their experts predicted a win for the no side.
CNN notes Glasgow gave the no's a big win with 194,779 votes for "Yes," and 169,347 for "No," but the lead wasn't wide enough to topple the "No" camp's overall majority so far.
Digital Journal has heard of turnout reaching the 86 percent mark.
Hour ago, we reported early results looking grim for Yes. Aberdeen City, Angus, Dumfries & Galloway, East Dunbarton and East Renfrewshire all declared for No. In Aberdeen and Dumfries, No won thumping majorities.
Out of a population of around 5.3 million, almost the entire adult population over 16 has joined the electoral roll, according to this report.
The critical vote raised the ire of politicians across the UK. David Cameron's MPs have pledged to block his promise to Scotland to continue high levels of funding for the country "if" it rejects independence.
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