#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

Rodney Sparkowich
Brian Olson
Teresa Bennett
Janet Gutner
Bruce Laveway
Scott Knox
Bobbie Jo Stratton
Paula Letourneau
Jason PeterPaul
Mark Desenberg
Alan Paradise
Julie Shirley
peggy marcoux
Patrick McGrath
Brian Reny
Benjamin Twitchell
Ambrose Rolfe sr
Ethan Mayes
Jesse Sillanpaa
Kerry Barnes
terri Mitchell
Denise Morrison
Melissa Watson
James Waite
Ted Ryan
David Cook
Foster Meserve
Jayme Foss
Steven Lavigne
Margaret Howson
2,033 signatures

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  • Rodney Sparkowich
    signed 2019-03-04 20:03:45 -0500
  • Brian Olson
    signed 2019-03-04 19:59:50 -0500
    Matt Olson
  • Teresa Bennett
    signed via 2019-03-04 19:58:59 -0500
    Vote NO on NPV vote. Save our republic! Make Your vote count!
  • Janet Gutner
    signed via 2019-03-04 19:58:01 -0500
  • Bruce Laveway
    signed 2019-03-04 19:56:12 -0500
  • Scott Knox
    signed 2019-03-04 19:54:54 -0500
  • Bobbie Jo Stratton
    signed 2019-03-04 19:52:55 -0500
  • Paula Letourneau
    signed 2019-03-04 19:49:41 -0500
  • Jason PeterPaul
    signed 2019-03-04 19:31:43 -0500
  • Mark Desenberg
    signed 2019-03-04 19:30:57 -0500
  • Alan Paradise
    signed 2019-03-04 19:27:23 -0500
  • Julie Shirley
    signed 2019-03-04 19:25:47 -0500
    We have to stop them from taking our vote I do not want California New York To have my voice
  • peggy marcoux
    signed 2019-03-04 19:14:42 -0500
  • Patrick McGrath
    signed 2019-03-04 19:07:24 -0500
    Patrick J McGrath
  • Brian Reny
    signed 2019-03-04 19:07:15 -0500
  • Benjamin Twitchell
    signed 2019-03-04 19:07:13 -0500
  • Ambrose Rolfe sr
    signed 2019-03-04 19:06:36 -0500
  • Ethan Mayes
    signed 2019-03-04 19:00:37 -0500
  • Jesse Sillanpaa
    signed 2019-03-04 18:56:58 -0500
    Any politician in Augusta that would support this socialist idea should be removed from office. Including the governor.
  • Kerry Barnes
    signed 2019-03-04 18:56:02 -0500
  • terri Mitchell
    signed 2019-03-04 18:53:59 -0500
  • Denise Morrison
    signed 2019-03-04 18:53:27 -0500
  • Melissa Watson
    signed 2019-03-04 18:50:59 -0500
  • James Waite
    signed 2019-03-04 18:49:41 -0500
    James Waite
  • Ted Ryan
    signed 2019-03-04 18:48:16 -0500
    No, Period.
  • David Cook
    signed 2019-03-04 18:48:00 -0500
  • Foster Meserve
    signed 2019-03-04 18:47:58 -0500
  • Jayme Foss
    signed 2019-03-04 18:47:56 -0500
    I’m sick of the power of southern marines leftist deciding for all of maine!
  • Steven Lavigne
    signed 2019-03-04 18:46:36 -0500
  • Margaret Howson
    signed 2019-03-04 18:42:01 -0500