Slog reader Aaron writes:
Inspired by your (legally binding) Slog poll yesterday, I went looking on the White House's page to see if anybody had created a petition for Obama to kill the penny. Nobody had, so I made one. I thought I'd pass it along to the Slog, and maybe the troops would rally.
I looked into it, and apparently, even though Slog polls are legally binding, an overwhelming victory in a Slog poll does not technically count as a petition to the White House. There's a long way to go to hit the threshold of 100,000 signatures, but surely there are a hundred thousand Americans who think we should investigate following Canada's lead and eliminating the penny? Spread the word!