#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

Zackery Oliver
Jamie Curtis
John Mcinnes Jr
Scott Gosselin
Ronald Andersen
Don Hadley
Rob Merrill
Michael Smith
John Nest
Eric Stack
Brian Drost
Kevin Cooper
William Vincent
June Chartier
Joshua Laury
Germaine Bassett
Cheryl Hajek
Reid Mclaughlin
marie caruso
Cathy and Charles Bryant
Claudette  M . Philbrook
John Bowen
Peter Edgecomb
Pearl Benner
Frederick Howland
anthony pratt
Allan Amoling
Donald Wyman
Martha Hurd-Call
Andrew Lambert
2,046 signatures

Showing 1514 reactions

  • Zackery Oliver
    signed 2019-03-04 17:30:07 -0500
  • Jamie Curtis
    signed 2019-03-04 17:25:10 -0500
  • John Mcinnes Jr
    signed 2019-03-04 17:24:46 -0500
  • Scott Gosselin
    signed 2019-03-04 17:22:12 -0500
  • Ronald Andersen
    signed 2019-03-04 17:21:02 -0500
  • Don Hadley
    signed 2019-03-04 17:16:31 -0500
  • Rob Merrill
    signed 2019-03-04 17:14:00 -0500
  • Michael Smith
    signed 2019-03-04 17:02:32 -0500
  • John Nest
    signed 2019-03-04 17:01:34 -0500
  • Eric Stack
    signed via 2019-03-04 16:58:22 -0500
    Unconstitutional and wrong.
  • Brian Drost
    signed 2019-03-04 16:57:34 -0500
  • Kevin Cooper
    signed 2019-03-04 16:49:50 -0500
    This is insane that this has become an issue.
  • William Vincent
    signed 2019-03-04 16:41:46 -0500
  • June Chartier
    signed via 2019-03-04 16:35:41 -0500
  • Joshua Laury
    signed 2019-03-04 16:30:09 -0500
    Not only would CD2 lose it’s voice, it would be an abomination to our founding fathers and a system that has worked for over 200 years, why change now?
  • Germaine Bassett
    signed 2019-03-04 16:25:23 -0500
  • Cheryl Hajek
    signed 2019-03-04 16:23:11 -0500
    The electoral college gives Maine a voice in the Republic. With this popular vote, I lose my vote (not that ranked choice boring hasn’t already taken my vote) and I may as well sit at home, stop working, don’t ever bother to vote and prepare for communism because that’s where these Democrats are taking America.
  • Reid Mclaughlin
    signed 2019-03-04 16:20:03 -0500
  • marie caruso
    signed 2019-03-04 16:17:54 -0500
    marie caruso
  • Cathy and Charles Bryant
    signed 2019-03-04 16:17:36 -0500
  • Claudette  M . Philbrook
    signed 2019-03-04 16:16:08 -0500
  • John Bowen
    signed 2019-03-04 16:15:03 -0500
  • Peter Edgecomb
    signed 2019-03-04 16:11:13 -0500
  • Pearl Benner
    signed 2019-03-04 16:10:35 -0500
  • Frederick Howland
    signed 2019-03-04 16:10:05 -0500
    Frederick Howland
  • anthony pratt
    signed 2019-03-04 16:10:02 -0500
  • Allan Amoling
    signed 2019-03-04 16:09:44 -0500
  • Donald Wyman
    signed 2019-03-04 16:04:46 -0500
  • Martha Hurd-Call
    signed 2019-03-04 16:03:20 -0500
    Keep Maine’s voice; don’t stifle us.
  • Andrew Lambert
    signed 2019-03-04 16:02:39 -0500