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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 06:40 PM

Irish Blasphemy Referendum and Presidential Election : Exit Poll

In a continuance of the efforts to modernise the Irish Constitution, the Repeal of the Blasphemy article is going to be a resounding Yes by 71 to 27%.

Also President Michael D. Higgins is going to be re-elected for another 7 year term, with 58% of the vote. The only downside is that 1 of the 3 Reality TV "stars" (I know, I know), Peter Casey, was on course to finish last, but last week caused consternation when he rejected Irish Travellers right to have their own ethnicity, taking a leaf from the Trump playbook. He came second on about 20% of the vote.

The only plus is that there was a low turnout nationally, so it was about 20% of 40% turnout, where as normally a General Election would bring 65% turnout.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1026/1006957-exit-poll-blasphemy-referendum/

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1026/1006954-presidential-exit-poll/

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OnDoutside Oct 2018 OP
canetoad Oct 2018 #1
OnDoutside Oct 2018 #2
smirkymonkey Oct 2018 #3

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 06:53 PM

1. Good

There is no need for blasphemy laws in the modern world (or the historic world for that matter).

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Response to canetoad (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:52 AM

2. +1 Bit by bit we're getting through the crap bits of a Constitution that

was created in 1937, full of the comely maidens dancing at the crossroads, strict Catholic attitudes.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 04:11 AM

3. That's a good thing!

Didn't even realize there were still blasphemy laws still in the books. Welcome to the 21st century!

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