Voters left dumbfounded by the United Kingdom's controversial decision to leave the European Union have wasted no time putting their frustrations to good use. A petition calling for a redo on the vote has been met with such a high level of immediate support, it's literally crashing the government's website.
"We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 percent based a turnout less than 75 percent there should be another referendum," the petition states. Since going live Friday, the petition has stormed past the 100,000 signatures required for a government response. At the time of publication, the petition was already nearing 400,000 signatures.
"I'm confident that the United Kingdom is committed to an orderly transition out of the E.U.," President Barack Obama told a Stanford University audience Friday morning during a global entrepreneurship summit event. But Obama, who revealed he had already spoken with newly resigned Prime Minster David Cameron, is maintaining faith in the strength of international relations. "One thing that will not change is the special relationship," Obama said. "That will endure."
48 percent of voters expressed their desire to remain in the European Union, according to the Independent. Under the petition's proposed 75-percent turnout rate restriction, a second Brexit vote would be required. That would be a relieving move for the thousands left feeling both completely confused and understandably betrayed by the results of the vote, including those in Scotland currently pondering the idea of outright independence.