#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

Marty True
Frank Murphy
Jonathan Yellowbear
Irv True
Patricia Frechette
Dean Dewitt
Gail Cutting
Paula Hutton
Miriam Farnum
stephen pelletier
Kathleen Szostek
Elecia Pillsbury
Toby Pineo
Rebecca Hinchliffe
Margaret Stebner
Robin Lincoln
Kenneth Hanson
coreene baumann
Wanda LaBrecque
Jeffrey Parshall
Kirk Barkman
Mary Wilkins
larry corbett
Catherine Fonda
Melissa Veilleux
Rodney Willaims
Katie Cray
James Smith
Joseph Simpson
Brian Alexander
1,785 signatures

Showing 1320 reactions

  • Marty True
    signed via 2019-03-20 23:00:01 -0400
  • Frank Murphy
    signed 2019-03-20 18:08:50 -0400
  • Jonathan Yellowbear
    signed 2019-03-20 10:33:35 -0400
    We live in a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC not a Democracy. The electoral college votes make sure that the little guy has a say In the elections. We are not supposed to be ruled by all the major cities in this country which are mostly run by communist leaning dems.
  • Irv True
    signed 2019-03-20 09:41:55 -0400
  • Patricia Frechette
    signed 2019-03-20 06:47:58 -0400
  • Dean Dewitt
    signed 2019-03-19 20:16:34 -0400
    Electoral votes should be based on Maine votes; Dirigo!
  • Gail Cutting
    signed 2019-03-19 18:19:00 -0400
  • Paula Hutton
    signed 2019-03-19 16:24:33 -0400
    I am opposed to this legislation. Just like the ranked choice voting, it skews the one person/one vote system that we have. Mainers want their voices heard!
  • Miriam Farnum
    signed 2019-03-19 01:14:56 -0400
    I want My VOICE to be heard.
  • stephen pelletier
    signed 2019-03-18 13:01:07 -0400
    I want my Voice to count in elections!!
  • Kathleen Szostek
    signed 2019-03-18 12:41:17 -0400
    I am definitely opposed to this proposed law. It would mean that areas of less population (like Maine) would have a decreased voice.
  • Elecia Pillsbury
    signed 2019-03-17 22:22:53 -0400
  • Toby Pineo
    signed 2019-03-17 16:29:12 -0400
  • Rebecca Hinchliffe
    signed 2019-03-17 15:51:32 -0400
  • Margaret Stebner
    signed via 2019-03-17 08:34:47 -0400
  • Robin Lincoln
    signed via 2019-03-17 07:05:26 -0400
  • Kenneth Hanson
    signed 2019-03-17 06:27:45 -0400
  • coreene baumann
    signed 2019-03-16 23:37:09 -0400
    The design of the electoral college is to protect rural and small states.

    Let our votes Count!

    Coreene Baumann, Leeds
  • Wanda LaBrecque
    signed 2019-03-16 21:32:10 -0400
  • Jeffrey Parshall
    signed via 2019-03-16 16:10:35 -0400
    Jeffrey Parshall
  • Kirk Barkman
    signed 2019-03-16 12:20:22 -0400
    This would remove Mainer’s vote for President. You people suggesting it are nuts!
  • Mary Wilkins
    signed 2019-03-16 11:03:41 -0400
    Maine electoral votes should represent the vote of Maine. Don’t give away our rights with this “work around.” We will lose our voice if this passes!
  • larry corbett
    signed 2019-03-16 08:58:33 -0400
    larry corbett
  • Catherine Fonda
    signed 2019-03-16 08:09:06 -0400
    Catherine Fonda
  • Melissa Veilleux
    signed 2019-03-16 07:53:04 -0400
  • Rodney Willaims
    signed 2019-03-16 01:32:36 -0400
    Rodney Willaims
  • Katie Cray
    signed 2019-03-15 23:04:21 -0400
  • James Smith
    signed 2019-03-15 21:44:34 -0400
    James Smith
  • Joseph Simpson
    signed 2019-03-15 21:05:26 -0400
  • Brian Alexander
    signed 2019-03-15 20:42:27 -0400
    Brian Alexander