Meep wrote:Trying to stop a vote in itself lends the vote legitimacy. If the vote is illegitimate you should just ignore it because the result is irrelevant, right? No sense in stopping people putting pointless paper in pointless boxes.
Doing nothing would make the result more accurate and if it is overwhelmignly in favour of independence they would have to do something as it would an affront to democracy to ignore it.
Not necessarily the case, as the pro remain side have largely decided to ignore the referendum as illegitimate, and so mostly wouldn't have been voting anyway.