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Scotland: J.K. Rowling & More Celebs Freak Out Over Independence Vote

Fri, September 19, 2014 9:37am EDT by Add first Comment
Scotland Independence Vote
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The votes have been counted, and the results are in! As expected, there are mixed feelings about the fact that Scotland will NOT become an independent state. See what celebs are saying on Twitter!

On Friday, Sept. 19, it was decided that Scotland should not become an independent state. Celebrities like J.K. Rowling, Richard Branson, and Piers Morgan flocked to Twitter, following the voting result announcement, to share their feelings on the matter.

Scotland Independence Vote: J.K. Rowling & More Celebs React To Result On Twitter

See what your favorite Hollywood stars are saying about the voting result on Twitter below:

Scotland Independence Vote Results: Country Will Not Cut Ties With United Kingdom

As previously reported, voters in Scotland went to the polls on Thursday, Sept. 18, in unprecedented numbers. The decision to not cut the ties between Scotland and the United Kingdom came down to a 55 percent to 45 percent result.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond admitted the defeat while thanking Scotland in a televised statement, “for 1.6 million votes for Scottish independence.”

Campaigning for the change has been going on for months, and it has generated intense public debate and participation.

Many Yes supporters stayed up late in bars awaiting the results. While they didn’t get their wish, it’s likely that this day will go down in the history books.

Following the results, there would have been 18 months of negotiations between Scottish leaders and London-based politicians on how the two countries would separate their institutions before Scotland’s would-be Independence Day of March 24, 2016, according to Huffington Post.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you content with the voting outcome? Tell us how you feel!

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