Lord T sends the Youtube about ballot-rigging:
… and the line is that the woman in the clip is rigging the ballot by taking Yes votes and putting them on the No pile. Now it may well have been so but this clip certainly does not show that. It shows someone picking up ballot papers and allocating them, then changing a few.
Switch off the sound and just look at the footage. Your call.
Far more significant to me was an apoplectic Yes voter last night who did a Youtube showing one of these officers writing on a ballot and putting it on the pile. He was saying it was proof of the No camp doing this:
How? It just shows an officer writing on a form [a ballot paper?] and so yes, you’d not be out of line interpreting that there was evidence of rigging but to which side? And the clip doesn’t actually show him putting it in the box or onto a different pile. Again, switch off the sound and run it through a few times.
Which is not to say the PTB haven’t run this whole thing as theatre, including that rogue poll saying the positions had been reversed – YouGov, yes?
I mean, the whole thing is perplexing, including Salmond and the Westminster pollies as a whole and let’s be fair – even Nigel. I’m reserving judgement on this but am not going to blame either Yes or No just yet. It seems very much to me Electoral Commission again, just as it was in Tower Hamlets.