#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

Alberta Conant
Jerry Rinebolt
Bud Cadorettte
Elizabeth Jordan
Brian Michaud
James Bodman Munoz
William Elliott
Melonie Bond
Suzanne Doherty
Kristi Rich
Branden Bennett
Alan Jay
John Ryan
David Carlen
Arthur Leighton
Maryann Hall
henry holton
Nancy Frederick
Craig Caffrey
Scott Langley
Hollis J Langley Jr
James Boldway
Corey Boucher
Jake Smiley
Amanda Smith
James Brandt
Jason Cloutier
Donna Stevens
victoria gavel
Michael Fortin
2,046 signatures

Showing 1514 reactions

  • 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
  • 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
  • David Carlen
    signed 2019-05-14 19:51:02 -0400
    David Carlen
  • Arthur Leighton
    signed 2019-05-14 19:25:48 -0400
  • Maryann Hall
    signed via 2019-05-14 19:23:15 -0400
  • henry holton
    signed 2019-05-14 19:18:11 -0400
  • Nancy Frederick
    signed 2019-05-14 19:03:44 -0400
  • Craig Caffrey
    signed 2019-05-14 18:19:59 -0400
    We are a Constitutional Republic and not a democracy. Under a Constitutional Republic every American has voice. Democracies lead to mob rule which is what is currently taking place in Augusta….
  • Scott Langley
    signed 2019-05-14 17:52:03 -0400
  • Hollis J Langley Jr
    signed 2019-05-14 17:40:43 -0400
  • James Boldway
    signed 2019-05-14 17:31:28 -0400
  • Corey Boucher
    signed 2019-05-14 16:53:13 -0400
    Absolute bullshit, obvious unconstitutional act, yet they push it anyway
  • Jake Smiley
    signed 2019-05-14 16:43:33 -0400
  • Amanda Smith
    signed 2019-05-14 16:04:25 -0400
  • James Brandt
    signed 2019-05-14 15:56:24 -0400
  • Jason Cloutier
    signed 2019-05-14 15:54:48 -0400
  • Donna Stevens
    signed 2019-05-14 15:50:22 -0400
  • victoria gavel
    signed 2019-05-14 15:42:31 -0400
  • Michael Fortin
    signed 2019-05-14 15:41:14 -0400