#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

Brian Violette
Victoria Boone
Janet Scully
Tabitha Leadbetter
Dannie Abbott
Lester Sheaffer
Linda Mirone
Sarah Christopher
Robert Collins
Margaret Galietta
Mike Chaplin
Scott Pinkham
Robert Whiting
Terrell Morse
Chris O’Connell
Hunter Tompkins
Benjamin Harmon
Dan Carpentier
Travis J Johnson
Cheryl Lang
Heather Sirocki
Frank Hardy
Peter Dimmitt
ken perry
Andrea Lane
Warren Small
Ethel Jarvi
Bruce Abbott
Tom Mccabe
Zachery Olson
2,033 signatures

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  • Brian Violette
    signed 2019-03-04 13:04:59 -0500
  • Victoria Boone
    signed 2019-03-04 13:03:36 -0500
    Next….get rid of RCV scam!!
  • Janet Scully
    signed 2019-03-04 13:02:31 -0500
  • Tabitha Leadbetter
    signed 2019-03-04 13:00:47 -0500
  • Dannie Abbott
    signed 2019-03-04 12:59:58 -0500
  • Lester Sheaffer
    signed 2019-03-04 12:59:12 -0500
  • Linda Mirone
    signed 2019-03-04 12:58:41 -0500
  • Sarah Christopher
    signed 2019-03-04 12:58:09 -0500
  • Robert Collins
    signed 2019-03-04 12:57:10 -0500
    The establishments need to understand you can’t have it both ways. You either want popular vote or you don’t; period!! There is no room for grey area.on this one. This state took our right to popular vote away with RCV. Now they say popular vote for Presidency is fine. No, no it’s not!! We as legal citizens of the great State of Maine and the greatest nation on Earth are demanding our voices be heard. If,not a Convention of States will be happening and we as your constituants will take back the government and diminish its stronghold on us.
  • Margaret Galietta
    signed 2019-03-04 12:56:32 -0500
    Margaret Galietta
  • Mike Chaplin
    signed 2019-03-04 12:53:57 -0500
    The electoral college was created for a reason, so states like Maine could not be overridden by larger population states which have different priorities than Maine does.
  • Scott Pinkham
    signed 2019-03-04 12:52:52 -0500
  • Robert Whiting
    signed 2019-03-04 12:52:51 -0500
    This is by the far the most irresponsible thing to come before this states elected officials. Cross this line and you will find out what the rest of this country is made of. You will never see public office again. You might have a liberal slant bit you better not be that far left of center.
  • Terrell Morse
    signed 2019-03-04 12:52:25 -0500
  • Chris O’Connell
    signed 2019-03-04 12:51:56 -0500
  • Hunter Tompkins
    signed 2019-03-04 12:51:43 -0500
  • Benjamin Harmon
    signed 2019-03-04 12:51:04 -0500
  • Dan Carpentier
    signed 2019-03-04 12:50:49 -0500
  • Travis J Johnson
    signed 2019-03-04 12:50:48 -0500
  • Cheryl Lang
    signed 2019-03-04 12:50:24 -0500
  • Heather Sirocki
    signed 2019-03-04 12:49:41 -0500
  • Frank Hardy
    signed 2019-03-04 12:49:24 -0500
  • Peter Dimmitt
    signed 2019-03-04 12:48:46 -0500
    Peter Dimmitt
  • ken perry
    signed 2019-03-04 12:48:38 -0500
    ken perry
  • Andrea Lane
    signed 2019-03-04 12:47:34 -0500
    Andrea J Lane
  • Warren Small
    signed 2019-03-04 12:45:17 -0500
    Warren Small
  • Ethel Jarvi
    signed 2019-03-04 12:45:12 -0500
  • Bruce Abbott
    signed 2019-03-04 12:43:57 -0500
    The founders feared the tyranny of the majority as much as they feared the monarchy.
  • Tom Mccabe
    signed 2019-03-04 12:43:31 -0500
  • Zachery Olson
    signed 2019-03-04 12:42:25 -0500
    The electoral college protects the minority from the majority