#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

Morgan Southworth
scott McFarren
Virginia Brown
Regina Lang
Kergan Thomann
Maureen Niles
Frederick Everitt
Mary Goss
Shirley Arrants
Darlene Enman
Georgette Hunt
Michael Hurlburt
Kathleen Stapy
Leonard Lavoie
Adam Lee
Dan Rich
Sharon Anderson
David Linnell
Susan Davis
John Mayo Jr
monroe boyce
Tarain Beaudet
Pamela Saunders@auburnschl.edu
Raymond Lewis
Michelle Homchuck
John Kimball
Heidi Rubino
Shirley Gue
Phil Merletti
Rodney McLaughlin
1,975 signatures

Showing 1461 reactions

  • Morgan Southworth
    signed 2019-04-20 14:18:04 -0400
    Morgan Southworth
  • scott McFarren
    signed 2019-04-20 13:51:01 -0400
    scott McFarren
  • Virginia Brown
    signed 2019-04-20 11:37:00 -0400
  • Regina Lang
    signed 2019-04-20 11:24:14 -0400
    We do not consent to giving up our electoral votes in Maine!
  • Kergan Thomann
    signed 2019-04-20 09:05:33 -0400
    My vote counts and I do not want large population areas to negate my vote. If this goes thru why even vote anymore.
  • Maureen Niles
    signed 2019-04-20 08:39:27 -0400
  • Frederick Everitt
    signed 2019-04-20 07:06:57 -0400
  • Mary Goss
    signed 2019-04-20 06:34:55 -0400
  • Shirley Arrants
    signed 2019-04-20 00:15:51 -0400
    Shirley Arrants
  • Darlene Enman
    signed 2019-04-19 23:05:28 -0400
  • Georgette Hunt
    signed 2019-04-19 22:06:43 -0400
    If the electoral college is eliminated you are taking away the votes of the Maine citizens! We may as well give up our right to vote and stay home on election day!! Or, is that what you really want???? Georgette HunT
  • Michael Hurlburt
    signed 2019-04-19 21:29:17 -0400
  • Kathleen Stapy
    signed via 2019-04-19 20:37:12 -0400
  • Leonard Lavoie
    signed 2019-04-19 19:32:48 -0400
  • Adam Lee
    signed 2019-04-19 18:50:18 -0400
  • Dan Rich
    signed 2019-04-19 17:53:26 -0400
  • Sharon Anderson
    signed 2019-04-19 16:54:08 -0400
  • David Linnell
    signed 2019-04-19 15:29:12 -0400
  • Susan Davis
    signed 2019-04-19 13:19:09 -0400
  • John Mayo Jr
    signed 2019-04-19 13:04:16 -0400
  • monroe boyce
    signed 2019-04-19 12:52:15 -0400
  • Tarain Beaudet
    signed 2019-04-19 10:21:56 -0400
    Tarain BEAUDET
  • Pamela Saunders@auburnschl.edu
    signed 2019-04-19 09:55:45 -0400
    There is an electoral college for a very GOOD reason!! I do not want New York and LA to decide who becomes the President of the United States!!!!!
  • Raymond Lewis
    signed 2019-04-19 09:19:52 -0400
    What’s the point of voting at all if Maine votes are given away? Why even go to the polls? If my vote doesn’t stand as I cast it, I am no longer free
  • Michelle Homchuck
    signed 2019-04-19 09:01:20 -0400
    Michelle Homchuck
  • John Kimball
    signed 2019-04-19 08:31:15 -0400
  • Heidi Rubino
    signed 2019-04-19 08:19:23 -0400
  • Shirley Gue
    signed via 2019-04-19 06:17:42 -0400
  • Phil Merletti
    signed 2019-04-18 20:39:54 -0400
    you know in your heart what is right. You are being watched by real Maine people.

    Phil Merletti
  • Rodney McLaughlin
    signed 2019-04-18 18:47:26 -0400
    Rodney M McLaughlin— Please vote no on the National Popular Vote