And is the country on fire for it? No.
The Swiss, often pointed to as a bastion of a wealthy democracy, have referenda frequently. They know how democracy works and have the guts to admit it when it doesn’t.
So do we.
The 2016 referendum is wholly marred by the misinformation and criminality that surrounded it. Proponents of that referendum are not upholding democracy, they’re upholding criminality.
We survived World War II. We can survive Referendum II.