40% turnout in Referendum

RTE are reporting the turnout levels in the Referendum is about 40%. That’s just under midway between the turnout for Nice1 (34.79%) and Nice2 (49.47%). It also notes that “voting was heavier in urban than in rural areas” and “turnout was higher in middle class than in working class districts, which would be in line with normal election and referendum patterns”. The prices haven’t shifted any at Paddy Power or Betfair, no one is making any predictions. Count starts at nine tomorrow.

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