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Election results appear to support change, but not Scottish independence

"Scottish voters have pulled back from the wholehearted endorsement of nationalism that the SNP had been counting on, and Labour has avoided the catastrophic defeat that some had been predicting. With swings of about 6 per cent in Glasgow and the West, there were strong signs early this morning that the Labour vote was holding up, though here and there the SNP has made some startling gains."

It's probably too early to say.

I hope this is not true – Reports of problems with electronic ballot counting are rife. As many as 100,000 ballots may have to be discounted.

Most people think that electronic technology is terrific for huge numbers of transactions daily. For elections occurring just once every several years, why not be smart enough to stick with paper ballots and human counters who will not fail so many voters in so dramatic a fashion?

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