Two Million Sign Petition Demanding Another Referendum
A petition asking the U.K. government to hold another European Union referendum has garnered more than 2 million signatures in just 24 hours. The official results from Thursday's vote gave the "leave" campaign a narrow victory, with 52 percent of the vote. The voter turnout rate was 72 percent, and the petitioners want to append a rule stating that turnout must exceed 75 percent if the winner received less than 60 percent. While the possibility of another referendum is a longshot, the issue must now be debated in the British Parliament becuase the petition eclipsed 100,000 signatures.