#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

Joseph Connors
Dallas Bowling
Gregory Rollins
Richard ware
Averill Davis
Kerri Cooke
Michael Bunker
Pamela M Mcalinden
Tom Rucevice
Kara Hart
Sheryl Davis
David Armstrong
Michael Picher
Dylan Dupont
Jt Williams
Rusty Stevens
Theresa Parquette
Jason St Pierre
Peter Gordon
Pamela Sullivan
Philip Witham
Catherine Mettey
Ryan Nyer
Frank Larkin
Megan Heikkinen
Claire Buck
Alan Smith
Thomas Stevenson
Chris O'Connell
Joseph Bator
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  • Joseph Connors
    signed 2019-03-05 14:44:42 -0500
  • Dallas Bowling
    signed via 2019-03-05 14:41:04 -0500
  • Gregory Rollins
    signed 2019-03-05 14:41:04 -0500
  • Richard ware
    signed 2019-03-05 14:35:24 -0500
    Richard ware
  • Averill Davis
    signed 2019-03-05 14:23:57 -0500
  • Kerri Cooke
    signed 2019-03-05 14:21:44 -0500
  • Michael Bunker
    signed 2019-03-05 14:20:16 -0500
  • Pamela M Mcalinden
    signed 2019-03-05 14:16:57 -0500
    STOP SCREWING AROUND with our voting methods in MAINE! The National Popular Vote favors LARGE CITIES & populated states. It does NOT FAVOR MAINE citizens! I am CALLING OUT MAINE STATE Representative KESCHL of Belgrade and the

    cosponsors: Senator BLACK of Franklin and Representatives:

    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, COREY of Windham, MARTIN of Greene, MILLETT of Waterford, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: DAVIS of Piscataquis, HAMPER of Oxford. who brought this to the floor. You are complete IDIOTS! This procedure will NOT CORRECT the RANKED CHOICE VOTING method you already forced upon the unaware citizens of MAINE. Bring the RCV initiative back before the people (now that we can see how it works) and allow us to vote on it now that we can make an informed decision!
  • Tom Rucevice
    signed 2019-03-05 14:16:26 -0500
  • Kara Hart
    signed 2019-03-05 14:14:29 -0500
  • Sheryl Davis
    signed 2019-03-05 14:13:54 -0500
  • David Armstrong
    signed 2019-03-05 14:05:18 -0500
  • Michael Picher
    signed 2019-03-05 14:02:57 -0500
  • Dylan Dupont
    signed 2019-03-05 14:01:41 -0500
  • Jt Williams
    signed 2019-03-05 14:01:15 -0500
  • Rusty Stevens
    signed 2019-03-05 13:58:07 -0500
  • Theresa Parquette
    signed 2019-03-05 13:51:22 -0500
  • Jason St Pierre
    signed 2019-03-05 13:47:26 -0500
  • Peter Gordon
    signed 2019-03-05 13:43:53 -0500
  • Pamela Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-05 13:38:58 -0500
  • Philip Witham
    signed 2019-03-05 13:37:15 -0500
  • Catherine Mettey
    signed 2019-03-05 13:36:35 -0500
  • Ryan Nyer
    signed 2019-03-05 13:31:24 -0500
  • Frank Larkin
    signed 2019-03-05 13:27:24 -0500
  • Megan Heikkinen
    signed 2019-03-05 13:24:49 -0500
  • Claire Buck
    signed 2019-03-05 13:24:34 -0500
  • Alan Smith
    signed 2019-03-05 13:21:40 -0500
  • Thomas Stevenson
    signed 2019-03-05 13:21:37 -0500
    We are not a mob and this is not a democracy. Please preserve our electoral votes and our Republic.
  • Chris O'Connell
    signed 2019-03-05 13:19:46 -0500
  • Joseph Bator
    signed via 2019-03-05 13:13:34 -0500