#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

edward perry
Roger Stephenson
Kenneth Sener
Deborah Dimmitt
Richard Theriault
Steve Creamer
paul gleske
Amy Winship
Alan Bebout
Jeffery Clark
Ronald Clement
David Turnbull
Shane Cote
Christopher Lord
Travis Shipman
Sandra Mueller
Lorna W
arrietta kirouac
Rhonda Klitzing
Tammy Brown
Vera Anderson
Nathan Beal
john Keelan
Brett Giguere
Susan Mccarthy
Spencer LaGoy
Robin Staples
Daniel Harvey Jr
Tammy Seguin
Nancy Grogan
2,046 signatures

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  • edward perry
    signed 2019-03-05 12:09:39 -0500
  • Roger Stephenson
    signed 2019-03-05 12:09:26 -0500
    Roger Stephenson
  • Kenneth Sener
    signed 2019-03-05 12:08:59 -0500
  • Deborah Dimmitt
    signed 2019-03-05 12:04:11 -0500
  • Richard Theriault
    signed 2019-03-05 12:03:16 -0500
    Keep the Electoral college and the power it gives to rural America. Shame on Senator Jackson, for not understanding how the system was designed to work.
  • Steve Creamer
    signed 2019-03-05 12:01:46 -0500
  • paul gleske
    signed 2019-03-05 12:01:35 -0500
  • Amy Winship
    signed 2019-03-05 11:58:15 -0500
  • Alan Bebout
    signed 2019-03-05 11:58:08 -0500
  • Jeffery Clark
    signed 2019-03-05 11:57:13 -0500
  • Ronald Clement
    signed 2019-03-05 11:56:52 -0500
    The “National Popular Vote” would render Maine as a useless byproduct of the national election. Why would any candidate ever come past Portland (if they even make it to Maine) to try and get votes from the real Maine? This is a terrible idea.
  • David Turnbull
    signed 2019-03-05 11:55:18 -0500
  • Shane Cote
    signed 2019-03-05 11:55:01 -0500
  • Christopher Lord
    signed 2019-03-05 11:54:59 -0500
  • Travis Shipman
    signed 2019-03-05 11:54:54 -0500
  • Sandra Mueller
    signed 2019-03-05 11:51:22 -0500
  • Lorna W
    signed 2019-03-05 11:51:01 -0500
  • arrietta kirouac
    signed 2019-03-05 11:50:48 -0500
    Pleased stop this
  • Rhonda Klitzing
    signed via 2019-03-05 11:49:00 -0500
  • Tammy Brown
    signed 2019-03-05 11:48:57 -0500
  • Vera Anderson
    signed via 2019-03-05 11:48:52 -0500
    All states small or large should be treated equally and the Electorial College does just that, represent Maine just like it would California otherwise with the NPV California & NY would alway pick the President.
  • Nathan Beal
    signed 2019-03-05 11:42:28 -0500
  • john Keelan
    signed 2019-03-05 11:41:16 -0500
  • Brett Giguere
    signed 2019-03-05 11:36:16 -0500
  • Susan Mccarthy
    signed 2019-03-05 11:21:53 -0500
    No way! Stop Messing with our state and forefathers wishes!
  • Spencer LaGoy
    signed 2019-03-05 11:20:42 -0500
  • Robin Staples
    signed 2019-03-05 11:10:10 -0500
  • Daniel Harvey Jr
    signed 2019-03-05 10:57:01 -0500
    Daniel Harvey Jr
  • Tammy Seguin
    signed 2019-03-05 10:47:44 -0500
  • Nancy Grogan
    signed via 2019-03-05 10:43:16 -0500
    The Liberal democrats can not and will not change this. The coastal liberal swamp can not decide for the rest of the US on who is President. I feel a civil war coming and I can say one I’d gladly welcome. We need to put them in check