#SaveMainesVoice - Sign the Petition AGAINST a National Popular Vote!

WHEREAS, the Maine Legislature is considering adoption of legislation that would award Maine's four Electoral College votes in all future elections for US President to the candidate who wins the so-called "National Popular Vote" instead of the candidate who wins the popular vote of Maine people;

WHEREAS, the Electoral College was designed to ensure small population states like Maine have a voice in the election of the President of the United States;

WHEREAS, a National Popular Vote for President would concentrate electoral power in the population centers of America, including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago;

WHEREAS, Maine represents 0.4% of the national population (1.3 million out of 325 million) but has 0.74% of the Electoral College votes (4 out of 538), the adoption of this legislation would cut Maine's electoral power almost in half;

WHEREAS, without universal standards for both the qualifications of voters and the methodology of voting across all 50 states, a National Popular Vote cannot meet the test of "one person one vote;"

WHEREAS, the National Popular Vote does not reflect a universal standard for the qualification of voters across all 50 states, as existing state and local laws differ on suffrage for non-citizens and convicted felons;

WHEREAS, proposals to lower the voting age requirement to 16 years old, such as has been proposed in the states of Oregon and Hawaii, could further establish non-universal standards for the qualification of voters;

WHEREAS, there is no universal standard for the methodology of voting across all 50 states, as existing state laws differ on requirements for voter identification, registration deadlines and voting by mail;

THEREFORE, we as citizens of Maine implore all members of the Maine Legislature to reject all proposals to award our votes in future US Presidential elections to the winner of a so-called "national popular vote" and preserve Maine's voice under the current Electoral College system.

Who's signing

David Atwater
Susannah Atwater
Audrey Murphy
Paula Hutton
Eric Viitala
John Wilson
Edwin Martz
David and Atwater
J Beck
Zane Oliver
James Stubinski
Lynda McDonald
Tina Gray
Glenn Zimmer
Richard Danieli
Janet Decker-Smith
Joseph Simpson
Janice Nelson Kroesser
Wendy Binette
Daniel Binette
Tim Smith
William Smith
Jim Worcester
Matthew Gildart
Christopher Piccione
Sandra Hansell
Ryan Wannemacher
Robert Allen
Jade DiLeonardi
1,975 signatures

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  • David Atwater
    signed via 2019-04-26 09:43:36 -0400
  • Susannah Atwater
    signed 2019-04-26 09:23:49 -0400
  • Audrey Murphy
    signed 2019-04-25 23:28:11 -0400
    Please let my vote count! If this passes, there would be no reason for the people of Maine to vote! Please keep the Electoral College!!!
  • Paula Hutton
    signed 2019-04-25 22:01:06 -0400
    Small states deserve a voice. Voter fraud is bad now. We do not need something to make it worse.
  • Eric Viitala
    signed 2019-04-25 19:04:11 -0400
    Eric A Viitala
  • John Wilson
    signed 2019-04-25 18:35:11 -0400
  • Edwin Martz
    signed 2019-04-25 18:07:31 -0400
  • David and Atwater
    signed 2019-04-25 17:24:45 -0400
    David and Lucille Atwater
  • Zane Oliver
    followed this page 2019-04-25 17:03:13 -0400
  • J Beck
    signed via 2019-04-25 17:02:30 -0400
  • Zane Oliver
    signed 2019-04-25 16:54:25 -0400
  • James Stubinski
    signed 2019-04-23 22:00:47 -0400
  • Lynda McDonald
    signed 2019-04-23 19:34:37 -0400
  • Tina Gray
    signed 2019-04-23 12:31:28 -0400
  • Glenn Zimmer
    signed 2019-04-23 10:24:30 -0400
  • Richard Danieli
    signed 2019-04-22 22:38:32 -0400
    We are Mainers so leave the votes here
  • Janet Decker-Smith
    signed 2019-04-22 19:12:17 -0400
    Janet Decker-Smith
  • Joseph Simpson
    signed 2019-04-22 15:11:25 -0400
    Joseph Simpson
  • Janice Nelson Kroesser
    signed 2019-04-22 12:35:24 -0400
  • Wendy Binette
    signed 2019-04-22 11:23:48 -0400
    I am strongly opposed to Maine voting in favor of the “National Popular Vote.”
  • Daniel Binette
    signed 2019-04-22 11:17:39 -0400
    I am strongly opposed to Maine voting in favor of the “national popular vote”. Daniel Binette
  • Tim Smith
    signed via 2019-04-22 09:56:22 -0400
  • William Smith
    signed 2019-04-22 09:44:19 -0400
    I oppose Maine voting according to the so called “national popular vote” – William Smith
  • Jim Worcester
    signed 2019-04-22 08:42:00 -0400
  • Matthew Gildart
    signed 2019-04-21 20:18:04 -0400
    Matthew Gildart
  • Christopher Piccione
    signed via 2019-04-21 12:13:07 -0400
  • Sandra Hansell
    signed 2019-04-20 18:45:49 -0400
  • Ryan Wannemacher
    signed 2019-04-20 16:48:43 -0400
  • Robert Allen
    signed 2019-04-20 16:29:10 -0400
  • Jade DiLeonardi
    signed 2019-04-20 14:42:35 -0400