#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

Dean Knight
Winfield Lowery
Leslie Robinson
gale patchell
Rhonda Loncto
Donald Loncto
Lana Puckett
Christopher Storms
James Batty
Cindy Caldwell
David Manter
Roberta Manter
Wendy Cavers
Otis Godley
Betty Butler
Colleen Lahey
Alberta Conant
Jerry Rinebolt
Bud Cadorettte
Elizabeth Jordan
Brian Michaud
James Bodman Munoz
William Elliott
Melonie Bond
Suzanne Doherty
Kristi Rich
Branden Bennett
Reidun Elliott
Alan Jay
John Ryan
2,033 signatures

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  • Dean Knight
    signed 2019-05-22 20:57:29 -0400
    Dean Knight
  • Winfield Lowery
    signed 2019-05-22 20:14:44 -0400
  • Leslie Robinson
    signed 2019-05-20 00:29:57 -0400
    Please let me know if you ever need volunteers. I would love to help if needed.
  • gale patchell
    signed 2019-05-19 15:11:04 -0400
    Gale Patchell
  • Rhonda Loncto
    signed via 2019-05-18 22:33:20 -0400
    Rhonda Loncto
  • Donald Loncto
    signed 2019-05-18 07:11:20 -0400
    another looney lefty proposal to screw up Maine. Remember people what happens when you vote demo “rat”
  • Lana Puckett
    signed 2019-05-17 22:21:02 -0400
    WE MUST FIGHT BACK NOW!! ANYTHING I CAN DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! I HAVE A MINISTRY FOR THE UNBORN AND WILL SOON BE IN FRONT LINE TO HELP OVER TURN ROE VERSES WADE !! ABORTION IS MURDER AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SHOWN THEIR TRUE COLORS AND DO NOT VALUE LIFE AT ALL!! THEY MUST BE STOPPED !! THERE ARE INDICTMENTS IN MAINE AND MASS ARRESTS COMING SO LETS PRAY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO HELP SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE!! THIS IS GODS TIME ON EARTH ,NOT MANS AS THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO SEE !! FORCED CHANGE IS COMING BY THE HAND OF GOD!!! LANA
  • Christopher Storms
    signed 2019-05-17 18:13:28 -0400
  • James Batty
    signed 2019-05-17 12:50:27 -0400
    James Batty
  • Cindy Caldwell
    signed 2019-05-16 15:21:15 -0400
    This is unconstitutional and I can’t believe Maine residents would agree to this legislation to lose their voice in the US government elections. There was a reason our founding fathers put the electoral college in place vs a popular vote. Maine voters need to wake up.
  • David Manter
    signed 2019-05-16 09:31:08 -0400
    Doing away with the Electoral College is a violation of the U.S. Constitution, which our legislators swore to uphold when they took office. Without the Electoral College, the fate of our country will be decided by a handful of big-population states, and Maine will have no chance of being heard.
  • Roberta Manter
    signed 2019-05-16 09:22:53 -0400
    They swore to uphold the Constitution, yet they are violating it, and diminishing our State’s chances of having a voice.
  • Wendy Cavers
    signed 2019-05-16 07:46:13 -0400
    Do Not give our votes to away to another state!

    Protect the electoral college!

    Maine people want to preserve our right to vote!

    The fare and square way to vote is

    One person, one vote!

    Maine is a small voter state; we want our votes heard; to be counted.

    We want our right to vote protected.

    Preserving our constitutional right to vote is of the essence!

    Our voices must be heard!

    There’s no good reason to disgrace Maine people by taking away their fair and squar vote; by taking away our vioces.

    Maine people are ready to vote a fare and squar election.

    Having the right to vote is Not voting in a popularity contest.
  • Otis Godley
    signed 2019-05-15 22:48:06 -0400
  • Betty Butler
    signed 2019-05-15 22:10:20 -0400
    I believe this will destroy our right to vote fairly in elections. Why would you change this now unless there’s an agenda to under cut our votes! The way we vote has always worked well and should not be changed on a whim!! If this was to change it’s the people of this state that should be “voting” to do it or not, one party does not have the right to change things so it can benefit them!! If it’s not broke don’t fix it!!!
  • Colleen Lahey
    signed 2019-05-15 21:12:48 -0400
  • Alberta Conant
    signed 2019-05-15 20:48:58 -0400
    This must not happen
  • Jerry Rinebolt
    signed 2019-05-15 20:41:23 -0400
  • Bud Cadorettte
    signed 2019-05-15 20:30:06 -0400
  • Elizabeth Jordan
    signed 2019-05-15 18:14:38 -0400
  • Brian Michaud
    signed 2019-05-15 16:14:18 -0400
    please let me know how we can return to the electoral voting way again
  • James Bodman Munoz
    signed 2019-05-15 15:59:13 -0400
  • William Elliott
    signed via 2019-05-15 13:31:03 -0400
    Our founding fathers knew what they were doing when the wrote the Constitution. Support their wisdom don’t try to change it.
  • Melonie Bond
    signed 2019-05-15 12:01:21 -0400
  • Suzanne Doherty
    signed 2019-05-15 09:54:27 -0400
    This is frightening. I had no idea it had gotten this far.
  • Kristi Rich
    signed 2019-05-14 22:18:36 -0400
  • Branden Bennett
    signed 2019-05-14 21:50:05 -0400
    This is unconstitutional
  • Reidun Elliott
    signed 2019-05-14 21:16:33 -0400
  • Alan Jay
    signed 2019-05-14 20:33:07 -0400
  • John Ryan
    signed 2019-05-14 20:20:17 -0400
    We cant let our votes be stolen