#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

David Linnell
Susan Davis
monroe boyce
Tarain Beaudet
Pamela Saunders@auburnschl.edu
Raymond Lewis
Michelle Homchuck
John Kimball
Heidi Rubino
Shirley Gue
Phil Merletti
Rodney McLaughlin
Stephen Whitney
Keith Peart
Deanna Hessert
Kristen McQuesten
Roger Tranfaglia
Ralph Wallace
Deborah Bassett
Stephen Pelletier
Martin Richard
Donald A Fickett
Emily Richard
Jay Rossignol
Marlene Cummings
Alice Darlington
Stuart Sachs
william roberts
Stephen Sirocki
2,046 signatures

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  • David Linnell
    signed 2019-04-19 15:29:12 -0400
  • Susan Davis
    signed 2019-04-19 13:19:09 -0400
  • monroe boyce
    signed 2019-04-19 12:52:15 -0400
  • Tarain Beaudet
    signed 2019-04-19 10:21:56 -0400
    Tarain BEAUDET
  • Pamela Saunders@auburnschl.edu
    signed 2019-04-19 09:55:45 -0400
    There is an electoral college for a very GOOD reason!! I do not want New York and LA to decide who becomes the President of the United States!!!!!
  • Raymond Lewis
    signed 2019-04-19 09:19:52 -0400
    What’s the point of voting at all if Maine votes are given away? Why even go to the polls? If my vote doesn’t stand as I cast it, I am no longer free
  • Michelle Homchuck
    signed 2019-04-19 09:01:20 -0400
    Michelle Homchuck
  • John Kimball
    signed 2019-04-19 08:31:15 -0400
  • Heidi Rubino
    signed 2019-04-19 08:19:23 -0400
  • Shirley Gue
    signed via 2019-04-19 06:17:42 -0400
  • Phil Merletti
    signed 2019-04-18 20:39:54 -0400
    you know in your heart what is right. You are being watched by real Maine people.

    Phil Merletti
  • Rodney McLaughlin
    signed 2019-04-18 18:47:26 -0400
    Rodney M McLaughlin— Please vote no on the National Popular Vote
  • Stephen Whitney
    signed 2019-04-18 18:38:59 -0400
  • Keith Peart
    signed 2019-04-18 18:06:58 -0400
    Keith Peart
  • Deanna Hessert
    signed 2019-04-18 17:45:46 -0400
  • Kristen McQuesten
    signed 2019-04-18 17:32:47 -0400
  • Roger Tranfaglia
    signed 2019-04-18 17:16:59 -0400
  • Ralph Wallace
    signed 2019-04-18 16:17:18 -0400
    Please…… let Mainers decide whom they want for their president – NOT New York, LA and Chicago !!!
  • Deborah Bassett
    signed 2019-04-18 14:23:56 -0400
  • Stephen Pelletier
    signed 2019-04-18 13:23:17 -0400
  • Eric Christensen
    followed this page 2019-04-18 12:25:59 -0400
  • Martin Richard
    signed 2019-04-18 12:25:11 -0400
  • Donald A Fickett
    signed 2019-04-18 12:21:37 -0400
  • Emily Richard
    signed 2019-04-18 12:21:01 -0400
  • Jay Rossignol
    signed 2019-04-18 11:30:14 -0400
    Absolutely DO NOT give away our power to be significant as a state. No politician will care about Maine or Mainers. This is nothing but angry Democrats fuming about losing the electoral votes in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Marlene Cummings
    signed 2019-04-18 11:03:06 -0400
    If this bill passes, we in Maine, might not as well vote at all.
  • Alice Darlington
    signed 2019-04-18 10:47:57 -0400
  • Stuart Sachs
    signed via 2019-04-18 10:44:32 -0400
  • william roberts
    signed 2019-04-18 10:38:00 -0400
  • Stephen Sirocki
    signed 2019-04-18 10:34:32 -0400
    Stephen Sirocki