Secret Service Closes In on Obama Death Poll Creator

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2009 2:44 PM CDT
A screenshot of the poll.   (Huffington Post)

(Newser) – The developer whose software was used to create the “Should Obama be Killed?” Facebook poll has talked to the Secret Service. “The conversation with the SS was fine,” Jesse Farmer wrote on Twitter, but “If the goal was to resolve the issue + inform the SS, the way it went down was suboptimal.” Farmer appears to be upset that a third party pointed him out to the "SS," CNET explains.

Farmer insists he didn’t write the poll. He describes himself as an “entrepreneur” who thinks that “everyone is awesome.”