Petition to Annul Brexit Vote Rejected by U.K. Government
The government has to issue a response to all petitions that receive over 100,000 signatures. The petition to annul the results received over 4.1 million signatures. Ironically, the petition was created prior to election day by a "leave" supporter.
In the Foreign Office's official response to the petition stated that no thresholds for victory nor turnout were ever in the terms of the original referendum, and thus, the result is valid and must be respected.
The Foreign Office said: “The EU Referendum Act received Royal Assent in December 2015. The Act was scrutinised and debated in Parliament during its passage and agreed by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Act set out the terms under which the referendum would take place, including provisions for setting the date, franchise and the question that would appear on the ballot paper. The Act did not set a threshold for the result or for minimum turnout.