Over 2 Million People Have Signed Petition to UK Gov’t Demanding a Redo on Brexit Vote
British citizens would really, really love a redo of that whole Brexit vote, and there is a petition right now on the UK government website demanding a second referendum.
The UK petition site is similar to the White House’s We the People site; if enough people sign the petition, it will be addressed by the government (and debated in Parliament if more sign on).
The threshold for a government response is 10,000 signatures. The threshold for a Parliamentary debate is 100,000 signatures.
The petition has over 2.2 million signatures as of this posting.
Here is the reasoning behind the call for a second referendum:
We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.
Estimated voter turnout was 72 percent and Leave beat Remain 52-48.
But seeing as how Prime Minister David Cameron has already accepted the vote and is planning to resign as a result, it’s unlikely the British government would grant this request.
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