February 28, 2013
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Maine: Vote NO on anti-Electoral College legislation
OPPOSE LD 511: “The Plan to Steal Presidential Elections”
The so-called National Popular Vote bill
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MESSAGE: Vote No on LD 511: The so-called National Popular Vote bill (a.k.a The plan to steal Presidential Elections). This will make small states like Maine meaningless in presidential elections.
Maine’s Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs will consider LD 511, the National Popular Vote legislation, on Monday, March 4. Please call your state representative TODAY. He needs to hear from you. Tell him to vote NO on LD 511. Protect the Electoral College. It protects states such as Maine.
Contact information for Maine representatives and senators can be found here:
http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/jt_com/vla.htm (committee members)
LD 511 would essentially eliminate the Founder’s constitutional protection of the Electoral College in the selection of the President. States that join the National Popular Vote Agreement (NPV) are forced to vote for the national popular vote winner, no matter what. As a participant in NPV, it would not matter who Maine’s citizens vote for. Maine’s electors would be given to the person “designated” as the national winner. Worse, the “national popular vote winner” would not need to obtain a majority in order to win the White House. Any simple plurality will do, even if this number is as low as 15% or 30%. (Such low pluralities occur in the French direct election system!) Such a situation will change the focus of presidential candidates to large states and urban areas. A state like Maine will become meaningless in presidential elections.
This legislation has failed in Maine in the past. Let’s make sure this trend continues. Please make your voice heard! Tell your state representatives to vote NO on LD 511.
National Popular Vote Is a Bad Idea, Phyllis Schlafly, 12-07-2011
Save Our States (pro-Electoral College group)
Bill information for LD 511