217 days ago, the official petition to President Barack Obama to pardon the whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed 100,000 signatures. That number matters because President Obama and his White House staff promised explicitly that after petitions garner more than 100,000 signatures “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”
217 days later, there’s been no response. Regardless, hundreds of signatures to this petition keep being added every day. Today 176 more people signed the petition to pardon Snowden. These signatures come from all over the United States, from North and South, from East and West and Center, from blue states and red states. 35 of those signing today have kept their home town private. Of the rest, here’s where the signatures came from today:
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There’s one location that hasn’t written in to this petition: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC. How long will it take?