#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

Nicole Starbird
Kelly Smith
Mark Riley
Paula McBreairty
Bette Platt
Brandon Dudley
Michael Ormsby
Ronald Porter
Diane Bean
Angela Foster
Thaddeus Clark
Chad Fecteau
Truly-Ann Johnson
Patrick Bryant
Brian Cole
Barton Hughes
Jason Danielson
Kevin King
Lane Deabay
Joseph Hunt
Julie DeGrasse
Daniel Ober
Mich Hobbs
Jeffrey Neil
Theodore Howe
Michael Webb
Daniel Chavanne
Scott Parsons
Darlene Brook
Neil DeLuca
2,033 signatures

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  • Nicole Starbird
    signed 2019-03-04 12:42:23 -0500
  • Kelly Smith
    signed 2019-03-04 12:42:22 -0500
  • Mark Riley
    signed 2019-03-04 12:42:14 -0500
    I do not want my vote to be independently meaningless but only a ratification of what California and New York wants.
  • Paula McBreairty
    signed 2019-03-04 12:41:39 -0500
  • Bette Platt
    signed 2019-03-04 12:40:34 -0500
    Preserve the electoral college-it’s Maine’s only chance at being heard!
  • Brandon Dudley
    signed 2019-03-04 12:39:47 -0500
  • Michael Ormsby
    signed 2019-03-04 12:39:39 -0500
    The State of Maine needs a voice in the National election. Not be drowned out by LA, NY, SF
  • Ronald Porter
    signed 2019-03-04 12:39:32 -0500
  • Diane Bean
    signed 2019-03-04 12:39:29 -0500
  • Angela Foster
    signed 2019-03-04 12:37:15 -0500
    Not everyone thinks alike. Every individual vote needs to count. No national popular vote!
  • Thaddeus Clark
    signed 2019-03-04 12:36:47 -0500
  • Chad Fecteau
    signed 2019-03-04 12:36:42 -0500
  • Truly-Ann Johnson
    signed 2019-03-04 12:36:41 -0500
  • Patrick Bryant
    signed 2019-03-04 12:35:47 -0500
  • Brian Cole
    signed 2019-03-04 12:35:14 -0500
  • Barton Hughes
    signed 2019-03-04 12:34:37 -0500
  • Jason Danielson
    signed 2019-03-04 12:33:45 -0500
  • Kevin King
    signed 2019-03-04 12:33:33 -0500
    Kevin King
  • Lane Deabay
    signed 2019-03-04 12:33:11 -0500
    Equality = Letting all states have a voice! Keep the electoral college!
  • Joseph Hunt
    signed 2019-03-04 12:31:14 -0500
  • Julie DeGrasse
    signed 2019-03-04 12:29:42 -0500
  • Daniel Ober
    signed 2019-03-04 12:29:24 -0500
  • Mich Hobbs
    signed 2019-03-04 12:29:08 -0500
  • Jeffrey Neil
    signed 2019-03-04 12:29:01 -0500
  • Theodore Howe
    signed 2019-03-04 12:28:04 -0500
  • Michael Webb
    signed 2019-03-04 12:25:11 -0500
  • Daniel Chavanne
    signed 2019-03-04 12:23:53 -0500
  • Scott Parsons
    signed 2019-03-04 12:23:26 -0500
    Scott Parsons
  • Darlene Brook
    signed 2019-03-04 12:22:46 -0500
  • Neil DeLuca
    signed 2019-03-04 12:22:42 -0500