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The Coalition government's E-petitions website remains open for business today but has been flooded with wishy-washy anti-hanging advocates.

Yesterday's launch was marred by downtime and a flurry of pro-death sentence petitions following a campaign by Guido Fawkes and the Daily Mail.

But the antis are getting organised and "Petition to retain the ban on Capital Punishment" has grabbed 8,821 votes. This compares to the largest pro-death penalty petition we can see, which has 4,941 supporters.

There are 350 open petitions at the time of writing with staff at Direct Gov working to remove duplicates.

As of 4.20pm yesterday, the site had received 2,260 petitions and collected 13,676 signatures.

Other issues getting attention include making F1 and other big sporting events available as free-to-air programmes; legalising cannabis (1,669 votes); and a referendum on Britain leaving the European Union, which has 2,842 supporters.

The self-explanatory "Don't listen to idiots signing e-petitions" has 101 self-hating supporters.

To be successful, petitioners need to score over 100,000 signatures. Their issue will then be discussed by backbench committee which has a limited amount of time to schedule debates – about one day each month that the House is sitting.

The E-petitions site is here. ®

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