#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

Gordon Jones
Martha Corey
Michael L MacFarland
Thomas Muller
Tim Keenan, Jr
Jason Simard
Jim Blier
Gary Ferguson
Carleton Mabee
Richard Carpenter
Rose Marie Russell
George Fogg
Diane Bourdreau
David Campbell
Stanley Spoors
Doris Meehan
Steven LaRiviere
Ryan Merritt
Jubal Gilbert
Gwen Watts
Patricia Frechette
Gregory Foster
Scott Saunders
Lois Jackson
Richard A. Berry Jr
billy fillmore
peter collette
Michael Lewis
Charles Croan
David Steeves
1,965 signatures

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  • Gordon Jones
    signed 2019-04-17 16:49:37 -0400
  • Martha Corey
    signed 2019-04-17 16:49:09 -0400
  • Michael L MacFarland
    signed 2019-04-17 16:47:42 -0400
  • Thomas Muller
    signed 2019-04-17 16:47:07 -0400
    Why would Maine legislators wish to delegate our voting power in presidential elections to bigger states? We might just as well stay home from voting. Were some of them bought off?
  • Tim Keenan, Jr
    signed 2019-04-17 16:42:41 -0400
  • Jason Simard
    signed 2019-04-17 16:41:08 -0400
  • Jim Blier
    signed 2019-04-17 16:40:21 -0400
  • Gary Ferguson
    signed 2019-04-17 16:38:38 -0400
  • Carleton Mabee
    signed 2019-04-17 16:37:26 -0400
  • Richard Carpenter
    signed 2019-04-17 16:35:26 -0400
  • Rose Marie Russell
    signed 2019-04-17 16:35:05 -0400
    The Electoral College has served the American people well all these years.Nothing has changed to warrent changing the way our electoral system works.
  • George Fogg
    signed 2019-04-17 16:34:08 -0400
  • Diane Bourdreau
    signed 2019-04-17 16:32:54 -0400
    Leave the voting process alone! It’s that simple.
  • David Campbell
    signed 2019-04-17 16:31:44 -0400
    If this happens we will become the United States of California/New York/Illinois
  • Stanley Spoors
    signed 2019-04-17 16:31:40 -0400
    The founders of our great nation incorporated the electoral college for a very good reason. They realized that a purely democratic election process would not fairly represent citizens of less densely populated areas, and therefore opted for a representative republic. This tradition has been widely accepted and praised by both major political parties until the elections of 2016. The protection of our constitutional rights must be preserved, and I urge our elected officials to vote against any legislation that will further erode our constitutional rights.
  • Doris Meehan
    signed 2019-04-17 16:31:24 -0400
    Thank you for your up-dates on important issues! Giving us the addresses of all committee members and a sample email is SUCH a GREAT service! Thank you!!!!
  • Steven LaRiviere
    signed 2019-04-17 16:30:24 -0400
  • Ryan Merritt
    signed 2019-04-17 16:25:34 -0400
  • Jubal Gilbert
    signed 2019-04-17 16:25:05 -0400
  • Gwen Watts
    signed 2019-04-17 16:24:01 -0400
    Gwen Watts
  • Patricia Frechette
    signed 2019-04-17 16:21:36 -0400
  • Gregory Foster
    signed 2019-04-17 16:21:33 -0400
  • Scott Saunders
    signed 2019-04-17 16:18:10 -0400
  • Lois Jackson
    signed 2019-04-17 16:15:59 -0400
  • Richard A. Berry Jr
    signed 2019-04-17 16:15:50 -0400
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  • billy fillmore
    signed 2019-04-17 16:12:16 -0400
  • peter collette
    signed 2019-04-17 16:11:30 -0400
  • Michael Lewis
    signed 2019-04-17 16:09:54 -0400
  • Charles Croan
    signed 2019-04-17 16:08:36 -0400
  • David Steeves
    signed 2019-04-17 16:06:42 -0400
    LD 816 can be taken as a statement that our voice doesn’t matter. Any representative from Maine who votes in favor of this bill plainly doesn’t care about Maine residents and should not be in office…