#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

Elaine Heuiser
Jeanne Sullivan
Jason Foley
Michael Peaco
Joseph Chandler
David Milliard
Lori Mazzeo
Hollye Merton
Roberta Pelletier
Craig Sheil
Mike Parker
Vicki Lande
Andrew Poole
James Marion
Bettye Colby
Tracy Knight
Amanda Cronin
Tracilee Sullivan
Daniel Curtis
Bertrand Poisson
Linda Kucinski
Eric Brakey
Sharon L. R. Scott
John Rush
Todd Beaulieu
Pete Massey
Sue Lastra
Kevin Peterpaul
Andrew Mishio
Jacob Ballou
2,032 signatures

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  • Elaine Heuiser
    signed 2019-03-04 14:03:10 -0500
  • Jeanne Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-04 14:03:03 -0500
    Jeanne Sullivan
  • Jason Foley
    signed 2019-03-04 14:01:35 -0500
  • Michael Peaco
    signed 2019-03-04 13:49:32 -0500
  • Joseph Chandler
    signed 2019-03-04 13:49:03 -0500
  • David Milliard
    signed 2019-03-04 13:48:23 -0500
    Leave things alone! You’ve already screwed us with ranked choice voting.
  • Lori Mazzeo
    signed 2019-03-04 13:47:30 -0500
  • Hollye Merton
    signed 2019-03-04 13:44:40 -0500
    I am not a Maine citizen, but my daughter is and I implore you just the same.
  • Roberta Pelletier
    signed 2019-03-04 13:43:02 -0500
  • Craig Sheil
    signed 2019-03-04 13:38:36 -0500
  • Mike Parker
    signed 2019-03-04 13:36:55 -0500
    Pulling out of the electoral college is simply unacceptable. The idea here is ludicrous.
  • Vicki Lande
    signed 2019-03-04 13:35:39 -0500
  • Andrew Poole
    signed 2019-03-04 13:34:38 -0500
  • James Marion
    signed 2019-03-04 13:34:12 -0500
  • Bettye Colby
    signed 2019-03-04 13:33:21 -0500
  • Tracy Knight
    signed 2019-03-04 13:30:49 -0500
  • Amanda Cronin
    signed 2019-03-04 13:22:24 -0500
  • Tracilee Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-04 13:21:32 -0500
    They will not take my vote!
  • Daniel Curtis
    signed 2019-03-04 13:21:16 -0500
  • Bertrand Poisson
    signed 2019-03-04 13:19:17 -0500
  • Linda Kucinski
    signed 2019-03-04 13:19:16 -0500
  • Eric Brakey
    signed 2019-03-04 13:19:00 -0500
  • Sharon L. R. Scott
    signed via 2019-03-04 13:18:15 -0500
    As a citizen of the USA I implore all members of the Maine Legislature to REJECT all proposals of a so-called “national popular vote” and PRESERVE MAINE’s VOICE UNDER THE CURRENT ELECTORAL COLLEGE SYSTEM.
  • John Rush
    signed 2019-03-04 13:16:47 -0500
  • Todd Beaulieu
    signed 2019-03-04 13:16:14 -0500
  • Pete Massey
    signed 2019-03-04 13:15:06 -0500
  • Sue Lastra
    signed via 2019-03-04 13:14:17 -0500
  • Kevin Peterpaul
    signed 2019-03-04 13:14:09 -0500
  • Andrew Mishio
    signed 2019-03-04 13:09:27 -0500
  • Jacob Ballou
    signed 2019-03-04 13:08:15 -0500