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UK's Farage: "Remain" EU vote helped by registration extension

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 01:47

Nigel Farage, the head of Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party, said he thought the country had voted to remain in the EU in a referendum, possibly because of the extension of a deadline for people to register to vote. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Nigel Farage, the head of Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party, said he thought the country had voted to remain in the European Union in a referendum on Thursday, possibly because of an extension of a deadline for people to register to vote. "I hope and pray that my sense of this tonight is wrong," Farage told supporters in comments carried on local television. "And my sense of this -- and no I am not conceding -- but my sense of this is that the government's registration scheme, getting 2 million voters, the 48-hour extension, may be what tips the balance." Britain extended the voter registration period for its June 23 referendum on EU membership by 48 hours earlier this month after a late surge in applications crashed a key website shortly before an original deadline.

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UK's Farage: "Remain" EU vote helped by registration extension

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 01:47