#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

Chris Salzberg
Rowan Christie
Thomas Sawyer
Luke Minard
Howard Watson
Daniel Pendergast
Denise Hickey
Timothy Storer
Abbie Hills
Melinda Stanley
Sandra Panzieri
Christopher Lee
Crystal Watson
George Halsey
Marcayla Amadei
Linford Stillson
Duane Clark Jr
Oscar Gerry
Jean Saucier
Eric Spencer
Regina Cote
Breanne Schroder
Sandy Hapkowskyj
Maxine Simonson
Timothy Nichols
Richard Coshow
Julie Meroney
Robert white
Nina Grant
Katie Winchenbach
2,033 signatures

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  • Chris Salzberg
    signed 2019-03-04 15:31:37 -0500
  • Rowan Christie
    signed 2019-03-04 15:27:05 -0500
  • Thomas Sawyer
    signed 2019-03-04 15:25:54 -0500
  • Luke Minard
    signed 2019-03-04 15:21:00 -0500
  • Howard Watson
    signed 2019-03-04 15:20:28 -0500
    Our founders knew what they were doing. The electoral system was set up to keep voting fair.
  • Daniel Pendergast
    signed 2019-03-04 15:19:32 -0500
  • Denise Hickey
    signed 2019-03-04 15:16:04 -0500
    Awarding electoral college votes using popular vote, silences the voices of the people who don’t agree with the populists. Don’t silence me!
  • Timothy Storer
    signed 2019-03-04 15:15:40 -0500
  • Abbie Hills
    signed 2019-03-04 15:12:39 -0500
  • Melinda Stanley
    signed 2019-03-04 15:07:49 -0500
  • Sandra Panzieri
    signed 2019-03-04 15:05:35 -0500
    This is just another out of state tactic from the left to insure a Democrat will always be in charge.I for one will NOT put up with it,Time for We the people of Maine to step up to the plate and protect our freedoms.
  • Christopher Lee
    signed 2019-03-04 15:05:18 -0500
  • Crystal Watson
    signed 2019-03-04 15:03:35 -0500
  • George Halsey
    signed 2019-03-04 15:02:04 -0500
  • Marcayla Amadei
    signed 2019-03-04 14:54:59 -0500
    Maine already has a small voice in our large nation. Don’t make it smaller! You can’t just change the rules when things don’t go your way!
  • Linford Stillson
    signed via 2019-03-04 14:53:15 -0500
    Linford Stillson
  • Duane Clark Jr
    signed 2019-03-04 14:53:00 -0500
  • Oscar Gerry
    signed 2019-03-04 14:48:16 -0500
    We need to stop this NOW!!
  • Jean Saucier
    signed 2019-03-04 14:47:23 -0500
  • Eric Spencer
    signed 2019-03-04 14:42:00 -0500
    Stop trying to defraud the US, it’s not mob rule it’s a constitutional republic and needs to come back to that. Popular vote is only for local an regional/ counties. Anything else should be electoral college style.
  • Regina Cote
    signed 2019-03-04 14:36:20 -0500
  • Breanne Schroder
    signed 2019-03-04 14:33:03 -0500
  • Sandy Hapkowskyj
    signed via 2019-03-04 14:30:08 -0500
    No popular vote unfair and unconstitutional
  • Maxine Simonson
    signed 2019-03-04 14:28:04 -0500
    Maxine Simonson
  • Timothy Nichols
    signed 2019-03-04 14:26:45 -0500
    i want to be heard this is a totally bad idea i don’t wan people in big cities deciding for me !!!
  • Richard Coshow
    signed 2019-03-04 14:24:17 -0500
  • Julie Meroney
    signed 2019-03-04 14:21:24 -0500
  • Robert white
    signed 2019-03-04 14:12:11 -0500
    Robert white dont give away our voice
  • Nina Grant
    signed 2019-03-04 14:08:25 -0500
  • Katie Winchenbach
    signed 2019-03-04 14:05:34 -0500