Scottish nationalists have been told to "get a grip" after complaining that the outcome of the referendum vote was rigged.
After David Cameron this morning said that the debate surrounding independence has now been "settled for a generation... perhaps for a lifetime," angry pro-indy supporters vented their frustrations.
The angry reaction is somewhat unsurprising given the hostile nature of the debate in the final days of the divisive campaign.
After baying mobs, death threats to politicians, voters being threatened and reporters in need of security guards - it's no wonder that the end of the referendum will be a welcome relief to most today.
I am ashamed to be in Scotland. The voting was blatantly rigged and we're the first country to reject our own independence in history.— Danny Boy (@EsotericDan_) September 19, 2014
Rigged. Fixed. Bribes and power. Brace yourself Scotland. We're going to be raped for years to come.— Euan Reid (@johnlennon___) September 19, 2014
Would be no surprise if it was rigged. #indyref— danny griffiths (@dannyjee321) September 18, 2014
Actually shocked about the Scotland vote! I demand a recount! #fixed— NOVAR (@NovarFLIP) September 19, 2014
A dont care what anyone says but the full voting system is rigged even if The full of Scotland wanted independent it would be fixed to a no— kevin conway (@_kevinconway) September 19, 2014
A video also emerged that nationalists said "proves" the referendum was rigged:
A conspiracy theory that was promptly dismissed...
Others, meanwhile, responded to the accusations of the result being fixed with exasperation, telling those concerned that "this is Scotland, not Sudan."
The people who are trying to claim the vote was rigged need to stop clutching at straws and embarrassing yourselves #indyref— Niall C (@Nialler67) September 19, 2014
Dear Nats: please. Have the good grace not to pretend the vote was rigged. Scotland is not Tower Hamlets. #indyref— Rob Marchant (@rob_marchant) September 19, 2014
those who voted yes need to realise the votes weren't fixed and there was a no majority in Scotland #sorry— mhairi (@mhairi_inglis) September 19, 2014
This is Scotland not Sudan. Of course it wasn't fixed.— steezus (@yungareyan) September 19, 2014
all the 'yes' voters are sulking so have brought out the "fixed" card. urm no, the majority of scotland have common sense. #realitycheck— madison (@howesx) September 19, 2014
If you think that one of the world's oldest democracy's, the UK, has rigged this referendum you need to get a grip. #indyref— Robbie Callander (@RobbieCallander) September 19, 2014
slamming the no voters, saying it was fixed and calling scotland an 'embarrassment,' only thing this has done is brought out the arseholes— KT (@katiemalatie) September 19, 2014
Meanwhile, officials at the referendum count in Glasgow are investigating 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at polling stations after Glasgow City Council said police had been called earlier today.
They said it related to possible cases of impersonation, where people pretend to be someone else, cast the vote, then the real person turned up to vote.
Stewart Hosie, SNP Treasury spokesman at Westminster, said it was "very sad that people feel the need to engage in any kind of impersonation".
He told Sky News: "I think that's a daft thing to do.
"The ballot papers have been identified, they will be taken away and fingerprinted, the police will do their job and I'm sure whoever has done it will be caught and sentenced.
"That's the correct procedure. It won't change the result but of course it shouldn't have happened, it is a silly, silly, thing for anyone to try to do."
Police Scotland said there was an ongoing investigation into a "small number" of ballot papers which had been compromised.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland takes the safety and security of the independence referendum extremely seriously and is working with partner agencies including local authorities and the Chief Counting Officer to ensure the integrity of the ballot.
"Any crime committed will be investigated appropriately."
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