So, I see online petitions get tossed around here a decent amount, and obviously seen them plenty of times through FB. I'm always so hesitant to sign them, especially if they are of a legal or governmental issue. The laws around IRL petitions are pretty clear, X amount of signatures from registered voters = it needs to be addressed/reviewed/whathaveyou. When people come up to me on public transit like they do here in Portland, with a legal petition in their hands, I tell them I'm not a citizen of the US, and they say 'never mind then' and walk off. Makes sense. You're not a real person on the internet. It's very obvious many people are going to be entering in false information, or not be legal voters of wherever the petition is from. Sure they could do it by unique IP address, but what about multiple people to one IP? What about legal voters out of the country?
Anyhow. Here's something I found via google, confirming my suspicions. But I found the wording a bit challenging to get many relevant results, so it's just one person's take on it. Do any of you know anything into this? Have reasons to prove these are helpful? http://www.mediabadger.com/2012/06/onli ... they-fail/