Told you so – Uimhear a do

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10 Responses to “Told you so – Uimhear a do”

  1. S says:

    Well, at least it doesn’t seem to reset overnight! I seriously think the Nays will have it.

  2. B'dum B'dum says:

    Is it just cos Fine Gael set up the machine?
    If i saw it was endorsed by the yes campaign, then I’d vote no too regardless.

  3. Damien says:

    “Fine Gael” is the smallest print on the thing, judging by the people I watched pressing it, they were very determined they way they walked to it to press No. I think the No campaigners are being more effective for driving sentiment.

  4. Eoghan says:

    They’re aided by the unwieldiness of the document itself. 392 pages of legalese plus references, it’s easy to convince people there might be a time bomb in there somewhere.

    I vote we have a big party, get all the authors drunk and see if they spill any secrets.

  5. le craic says:

    Probably the wrong location to put it in. Maybe Dundrum would have been better if they wanted to have more yes votes registered.

  6. squid says:

    what happens when it passes 9999 votes? there doesn’t seem to be more than four characters on each of the displays

  7. B'dum B'dum says:

    They usually go back to zero dont they?

  8. Ray says:

    I’m probably being cynical, but maybe the intention is that it’ll go back to zero, and then get back up to a few hundred or so. Therefore, “the ayes will have it”. A bit like the shopping centre voting machine equivalent of having a second referendum to get the ‘right’ result.

  9. Sharon . says:

    Hi !

    Expect the machines to be ‘pulled’ and/or for Fine Gael to place the ‘blame’ on “messers” !
    Anyway : hers’s our [cyber] contribution to the ‘No’ side -
    http://11sixtynine.blogsome.com/2008/05/31/vote-no-to-the-lisbon-constitutiontreaty-on-june-12-2008/

    Thanks!

    Sharon.

  10. Jer says:

    As far as tactics go was it not always going to be a dud and probably na expensive one at that. I think that while many voted no on the machne to record their valid protest against the ridiculous treaty a few voted no to slap down the arrogance of assuming that yes would automatically win this shopping center poll.