#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

Nikos S
Scott Hesseltine
Raymond Emery
Linda Demaree
Donna Vatcher
Simon Cavilla
Eric Foster
Nina Gaudreau
Michele Clark
Julie Rheinhart
Wanda Lincoln
Alan Brackett
Dan Deforge
Brian Masse
Norman Danforth
Ryan McGuire
Amelia Dence
Rae Jewell
Michelle Gaudreau
Raymond Kell
Jennifer Walton
Jeni Clark
Rebecca Cummings
Kathy Lanpher
Judy Henkel
Theresa Gerrish
Michael Ryan
Norman Clough
Lee Ellingwood
Michael Blais
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  • Nikos S
    signed 2019-03-05 07:57:17 -0500
    The Electoral College was put in place to protect us from people like the current governor. It is time to go further and apply the Electoral College to state elections. We can not have one or two countries making decisions for the rest of the State.
  • Scott Hesseltine
    signed 2019-03-05 07:52:51 -0500
    Scott Hesseltine
  • Raymond Emery
    signed 2019-03-05 07:50:49 -0500
  • Linda Demaree
    signed via 2019-03-05 07:43:07 -0500
    By passing this you are letting California, New York, Texas and Florida elect our President. A total of 60 counties out of all the counties across the U.S. will decide who is President, which guarantees a Democratic Socialist every time. If Maine votes for James Madison, but the popular votes goes to Adolph Hitler, then all of Maine votes will go to Hitler making the citizens of Maine’s votes irrelevant. I don’t believe the people are going to like this. You also take away any opportunity to anyone in the flyover states to even be considered.
  • Donna Vatcher
    signed 2019-03-05 07:28:47 -0500
    Stop killing Maine! Let us keep our votes!
  • Simon Cavilla
    signed 2019-03-05 07:28:24 -0500
  • Eric Foster
    signed 2019-03-05 07:24:55 -0500
    Don’t remove our voice north of Portland!
  • Nina Gaudreau
    signed 2019-03-05 07:21:54 -0500
  • Michele Clark
    signed 2019-03-05 07:09:52 -0500
  • Julie Rheinhart
    signed 2019-03-05 07:04:54 -0500
    Julie Rheinhart
  • Wanda Lincoln
    signed 2019-03-05 07:03:03 -0500
  • Alan Brackett
    signed 2019-03-05 07:00:22 -0500
  • Dan Deforge
    signed 2019-03-05 06:59:24 -0500
    We are paying more then anyone in the country for petroleum products that should be affordable. We don’t have a business friendly climate and due to massive regulations it takes months to years to get a small business started. If you want young people to stay policies need to change.
  • Brian Masse
    signed 2019-03-05 06:57:17 -0500
  • Norman Danforth
    signed 2019-03-05 06:57:05 -0500
  • Ryan McGuire
    signed 2019-03-05 06:56:29 -0500
  • Amelia Dence
    signed 2019-03-05 06:48:00 -0500
  • Rae Jewell
    signed 2019-03-05 06:46:21 -0500
    Janet mills needs to be impeached. She’s already started Maine’s destruction We need more leaders like trump people who actually care
  • Michelle Gaudreau
    signed 2019-03-05 06:38:40 -0500
  • Raymond Kell
    signed 2019-03-05 06:38:37 -0500
    Going to national popular vote gives Maine people less of a voice not more.
  • Jennifer Walton
    signed 2019-03-05 06:34:07 -0500
  • Jeni Clark
    signed 2019-03-05 06:30:12 -0500
  • Rebecca Cummings
    signed 2019-03-05 06:29:26 -0500
  • Kathy Lanpher
    signed 2019-03-05 06:27:47 -0500
  • Judy Henkel
    signed 2019-03-05 06:12:14 -0500
  • Theresa Gerrish
    signed 2019-03-05 05:51:37 -0500
  • Michael Ryan
    signed 2019-03-05 05:26:33 -0500
  • Norman Clough
    signed 2019-03-05 05:17:19 -0500
  • Lee Ellingwood
    signed 2019-03-05 04:53:30 -0500
  • Michael Blais
    signed 2019-03-05 04:53:14 -0500