Turnout in Scotland’s independence referendum is expected to be very high, but surely not as big as CNN was predicting on Thursday night . In a news report on the network’s evening broadcast, a graphic appeared on screen which showed that Scotland has given the independence referendum 110 percent
According to the graphic, 58 percent of Scots had said ‘yes,’ and 52 percent voted ‘no,’ which adds up to 110 percent of the country’s populace.
Later, the network realized their error and switched to a more accurate graphic which showed 52 percent voting ‘no’ and 48 percent voting ‘yes’.
The St. Andrew’s Bar in New York City was filled to capacity on Thursday night as anxious Scots from all over the city awaited the final results of the referendum.
After the polls closed late on Thursday, turnout in the referendum was expected to be extremely high – although not quite as high as CNN’s projections.
The first numbers released early in the early hours of Friday morning in Scotland were turnout totals for two regions – 84 percent and 89 percent – suggesting that the number of voters could hit a record high.