#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

David Bell
Will Shapleigh
Dolores StPierre
Ernest Fecteau
Jason Thyen
Brian Thompson
Todd Schroder
Frank Danforth
Jared Nightingale
Martin Geesaman
Carrina Freeman
Robert Hilts Jr.
Janet Thibeault
Captain David Sulin
Don Dolin
Arthur Stentiford
Richard Blongren
Kimberly Mitchell
Samuel Cannon
Clayton McKay
Robert Pallang
Sharon Dingfelder
Irene LeClaire
Lynne Townsend
Thomas Boyd
Karen Bryant
John Macleod
Scott Fyfe
Jon James
Lea Worster
2,046 signatures

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  • David Bell
    signed 2019-03-05 13:13:11 -0500
  • Will Shapleigh
    signed 2019-03-05 13:12:43 -0500
  • Dolores StPierre
    signed 2019-03-05 13:12:41 -0500
  • Ernest Fecteau
    signed 2019-03-05 13:10:36 -0500
  • Jason Thyen
    signed 2019-03-05 13:10:27 -0500
  • Brian Thompson
    signed 2019-03-05 13:09:30 -0500
  • Todd Schroder
    signed 2019-03-05 13:08:26 -0500
  • Frank Danforth
    signed 2019-03-05 13:05:50 -0500
  • Jared Nightingale
    signed 2019-03-05 12:52:53 -0500
  • Martin Geesaman
    signed 2019-03-05 12:52:02 -0500
  • Carrina Freeman
    signed 2019-03-05 12:51:28 -0500
  • Robert Hilts Jr.
    signed 2019-03-05 12:51:10 -0500
    Don’t give our votes away
  • Janet Thibeault
    signed 2019-03-05 12:49:24 -0500
  • Captain David Sulin
    signed via 2019-03-05 12:49:00 -0500
    As if the ranked choice voting wasn’t enough of a half baked idea, now we have this nonsense. The Founding Fathers would cringe if they could see how the rights of individual voters and individual candidates were being treated today.
  • Don Dolin
    signed via 2019-03-05 12:44:53 -0500
    Don Dolin
  • Arthur Stentiford
    signed 2019-03-05 12:40:03 -0500
  • Richard Blongren
    signed 2019-03-05 12:29:28 -0500
  • Kimberly Mitchell
    signed 2019-03-05 12:28:02 -0500
  • Samuel Cannon
    signed 2019-03-05 12:26:20 -0500
  • Clayton McKay
    signed 2019-03-05 12:26:17 -0500
  • Robert Pallang
    signed 2019-03-05 12:25:54 -0500
  • Sharon Dingfelder
    signed 2019-03-05 12:24:09 -0500
  • Irene LeClaire
    signed 2019-03-05 12:19:21 -0500
    I do not wish to be governed by California, New York, Illinois, etc. Please let my vote count.
  • Lynne Townsend
    signed 2019-03-05 12:18:02 -0500
  • Thomas Boyd
    signed 2019-03-05 12:16:58 -0500
  • Karen Bryant
    signed 2019-03-05 12:16:05 -0500
  • John Macleod
    signed 2019-03-05 12:12:47 -0500
  • Scott Fyfe
    signed 2019-03-05 12:11:34 -0500
  • Jon James
    signed 2019-03-05 12:10:55 -0500
    This is utter bullshit! The founding fathers set up this system so as to make it fair. Democrats don’t want fair…they want and crave power. NO NO NO NO NO!
  • Lea Worster
    signed 2019-03-05 12:10:41 -0500
    Lea Worster