October 31, 2014
Malvinas poll: Telegraph now argues 2/3 of votes came from Argentina
The Daily Telegraph stated today that two thirds of the votes in the Malvinas poll came from Argentina. The British newspaper argued that the Argentine vote-flow followed “a social media campaign”.
The poll, carried out by the daily morning broadsheet two weeks ago, revealed that almost 74% of the voters wanted the Malvinas Islands to be under Argentinean sovereignty.
However, the Telegraph now published a detailed data analysis and stated: “In total there were 26,434 votes cast, with two thirds of the votes coming from Argentina, following a social media campaign”.
Taking nationality into account, the online responses underline sharp national divisions: In the UK, out of 4,853 votes, 4,520 were cast for Britain, with 245 voting for Argentina; on the other hand, of the 18,216 votes cast in Argentina, 96.86 per cent of respondents said the Malvinas should belong to Argentina.