Scottish independence referendum: Claims of vote rigging lead to petitions demanding recount

 
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Claims of vote rigging durig the Scottish independence referendum have led to calls for a recount (Source: Getty)

Claims of vote rigging durig the Scottish independence referendum have led to calls for a recount.

Over 88,000 people signed a petition at change.org entitled "We the undersigned demand a revote of the Scottish Referendum, counted by impartial international parties."

The accusations of vote rigging centre around videos and photos shared on social media that appear to show mistakes or tampering occuring during the counting process.

One image shows yes votes atop piles in the section for no votes, while another video appears to show a woman swapping voting slips between piles.

The signatories are requesting that the elcection be rerun and that the count be carried out by impartial, foreign observers.

The claims come after claims by Russia that the referendum didn't meet international standards.

The petition's claim:

Countless evidences of fraud during the recent Scottish Referendum have come to light, including two counts of votes being moved in bulk into a No pile, Yes votes clearly being seen in no piles and strange occurences with dual fire alarms and clear cut fraud in Glasgow. We demand a revote be taken of said referendum, where each vote shall be counted by two individuals, one of whom should be an international impartial party without a stake in the vote.

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