#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

Brett Noble
Lisa Wilson
Douglas Cahill
Lindsay Shapleigh
Valerie Vance
Donald Egan
Peter Wannemacher
Ariel Wannemacher
Myrtle Williams
J Becker
Drew Tardif
Sue Fournier
Andrew Morin
John Mayo
David Atwater
Susannah Atwater
Audrey Murphy
Paula Hutton
Eric Viitala
John Wilson
Edwin Martz
David and Atwater
Zane Oliver
James Stubinski
Lynda McDonald
Tina Gray
Glenn Zimmer
Richard Danieli
Janet Decker-Smith
2,046 signatures

Showing 1514 reactions

  • Brett Noble
    signed 2019-05-14 15:39:01 -0400
  • Lisa Wilson
    signed 2019-05-04 08:33:13 -0400
  • Douglas Cahill
    signed 2019-05-03 16:24:58 -0400
  • Lindsay Shapleigh
    signed 2019-05-02 20:16:22 -0400
    Our nation’s founders believed us to be a unity of states and that individually our state’s should have their own voices and power. We cannot give our votes to LA and NYC.
  • Valerie Vance
    signed 2019-05-02 15:17:27 -0400
    Thank you. I’m recovering heart surgery ,however, i would love to volunteer when im bettrr.
  • Donald Egan
    signed via 2019-04-30 13:26:01 -0400
  • Peter Wannemacher
    signed via 2019-04-29 21:21:14 -0400
  • Ariel Wannemacher
    signed via 2019-04-29 21:09:50 -0400
  • Myrtle Williams
    signed 2019-04-29 11:49:19 -0400
    It is a horrible idea to do away with the Electoral College Voting System. This would then put the Election Results in the hands of the Larger States…..
  • J Becker
    signed via 2019-04-27 17:40:54 -0400
  • Drew Tardif
    signed 2019-04-27 10:52:48 -0400
  • Sue Fournier
    signed 2019-04-27 09:01:21 -0400
    Susan V Fournier
  • Andrew Morin
    signed via 2019-04-26 22:31:48 -0400
    Andrew Morin
  • John Mayo
    signed 2019-04-26 18:25:00 -0400
  • 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
  • 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