Is there anyone dumb enough to think that you can win independence by tricking your population into voting yes? (in this case, not voting no)
Apparently that’s the idea, since only about 40% of people living in Catalonia support being an independent country vs a federal arrangement or the status quo.
By structuring the referendum as:
- Do you want Catalonia to be a State? (capital letters on State)
- If yes, do you want that State to be an independent State?
the ERC claims that if someone answered “no” to both questions, it would be an invalid vote and not count.
I have an even better idea for a question referendum:
If you don’t want Catalonia to be an independent country, please write the current president of Spain’s second last name in the space provided: ______________
Guaranteed win! Worst case, you can count all the blank votes as pro-independence!