#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

Laurie Hanscom
Rodney Corey
Wes DeCapua
Kandi-Lee Hoy
Tara Lovestrand
Robert Rubenstein
Larry Pinkham
Jewel Pinkham
Paul Goding
Peter Anderson
Linda Mcnally
david hewey
David Boegel
Robert Winslow
Greg Brooks
David Barnes
Mark Emery
Kari Cameron
Jack Murray
Patricia Farnsworth
Robert Wilcox
Cynthia Stiles-Stacey
Pamela Slye
Rebecca Conley
Diane Baldwin
Ann Arthurs
merland clark
Jeramie Breton
Autumn Brook
Kevin Peek
1,975 signatures

Showing 1461 reactions

  • Laurie Hanscom
    signed 2019-04-18 07:52:37 -0400
    Please do not vote to give our Maine electoral votes to other states. Maine deserves the same rights as larger states.
  • Rodney Corey
    signed 2019-04-18 07:42:38 -0400
    Rodney Corey
  • Wes DeCapua
    signed 2019-04-18 07:24:13 -0400
  • Kandi-Lee Hoy
    signed 2019-04-18 07:22:57 -0400
    Yvette Nason
  • Tara Lovestrand
    signed 2019-04-18 07:20:56 -0400
  • Robert Rubenstein
    signed 2019-04-18 06:41:25 -0400
  • Larry Pinkham
    signed 2019-04-18 06:35:03 -0400
  • Jewel Pinkham
    signed 2019-04-18 06:34:58 -0400
    Don’t give away the voice of the Maine people. Vote no on NPV bill. Preserve our electoral college.
  • Paul Goding
    signed 2019-04-18 06:28:10 -0400
    Don’t give mainers votes away. Make them really count for what our citizens want.
  • Peter Anderson
    signed 2019-04-18 06:14:55 -0400
  • Linda Mcnally
    signed 2019-04-18 06:10:40 -0400
  • david hewey
    signed 2019-04-18 05:56:49 -0400
    david hewey
  • David Boegel
    signed 2019-04-18 05:51:32 -0400
  • Robert Winslow
    signed 2019-04-18 05:44:24 -0400
    Robert Winslow
  • Greg Brooks
    signed 2019-04-18 04:56:28 -0400
    Please, make our votes count.
  • David Barnes
    signed 2019-04-18 04:26:21 -0400
  • Mark Emery
    signed 2019-04-18 04:16:41 -0400
    Mark Emery
  • Kari Cameron
    signed 2019-04-18 04:01:42 -0400
  • Jack Murray
    signed 2019-04-18 01:37:02 -0400
    This is just more bully tactics by progressives on their march toward socialism.
  • Patricia Farnsworth
    signed 2019-04-18 00:14:07 -0400
  • Robert Wilcox
    signed 2019-04-17 23:57:00 -0400
  • Cynthia Stiles-Stacey
    signed 2019-04-17 23:31:25 -0400
  • Pamela Slye
    signed 2019-04-17 22:56:43 -0400
  • Rebecca Conley
    signed 2019-04-17 22:47:49 -0400
    This was a LONG process just get signed up to support you. SIMPLY
  • Diane Baldwin
    signed 2019-04-17 22:22:31 -0400
    Don’t throw my vote away!
  • Ann Arthurs
    signed 2019-04-17 21:46:22 -0400
    Please do NOt give Maines votes away to another state !!!! It is OUR vote not another states !!!!!
  • merland clark
    signed 2019-04-17 21:41:15 -0400
    I don’t want any self appointed expert messing with the democracy I grew up with and the same democracy I want my grandchildren to have. Get out in the field and get the REAL pulse of the people, not your own!
  • Jeramie Breton
    signed 2019-04-17 21:38:51 -0400
    Please do not give away our electoral college voting process for national popular vote. Continue to give Maine a voice in our election.
  • Autumn Brook
    signed 2019-04-17 21:34:59 -0400
    Big mistake do not support LD 816
  • Kevin Peek
    signed 2019-04-17 21:17:15 -0400