For some time now, WorldNetDaily has posted an online petition where readers could demand President Obama’s birth certificate. WND recently touted: Petition demanding birth certificate surges past 500,000.
We now know that the 500,000th signer of that petition was an Internet blogger who was not demanding Obama’s birth certificate, but rather just trying to see how fast they could sign petitions (they signed the petition 216 times in 20 minutes). This is documented on a new web site.
I recall when the petition was first published that there was some speculation over whether the petition contained adequate safeguards to prevent multiple entry by one person. Here at Obama Conspiracy Theories, for example, we take some steps to reduce the possibility that someone votes multiple times on the same poll. None of these methods are fool proof, but WorldNetDaily takes no precautions at all beyond verifying that that something is different between the two entries. You can even put numbers in instead of a name to more easily generate a unlimited string of different ones!
No wonder WorldNetDaily won’t release the names. It would be very embarrassing.