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Petition for Second EU Vote Hits 3 Million Signatures

The petition calls for the government to implement a rule stating there should be another referendum

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    A European, right, and Union flags are displayed outside Europe House, the European Parliament's British offices, in London, on June 22, 2016.

    An online petition calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union has received more than 3 million signatures, NBC News reported. 

    The petition calls for the government to implement a rule stating there should be another referendum if either camp won less than 60 percent of the vote with less than 75 percent voter turnout. The "Leave" campaign had racked up 17.4 million votes — compared to 16.1 million backing the status quo — giving "Leave" 51.9 percent of the ballot. 

    The online petition site hosted by the House of Commons website crashed Friday because of unprecedented interest in the measure. The person behind the petition was, in fact, in favor of the so-called Brexit. 

    Even though it has reached a record number of people to support it, the petition is not expected to result in a EU reversal.

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