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Defend the Electoral College in Maine

Maine joined the NPV interstate compact in 2024, after ignoring the concerns of the Legal Affairs Committee. That bipartisan group of legislators recommended against passing the bill. The final vote in the Maine House was held up for days until several legislators who opposed NPV were absent. Even then, it passed by just one vote.

The Electoral College provides checks and balances that safeguard our presidential elections. Our constitutional election process ensures that voters in each state have their own voice. It also reduces threats from fraud or mistakes, and keeps states in charge of elections.

NPV seeks to destroy all this. It is an interstate compact, passed as state legislation, to change how presidential electors are chosen. States would ignore their own voters and give away their electoral votes based on the national popular vote. It takes effect if passed in states that together control 270 or more electoral votes—a majority that would control who becomes president.

Maine is one of 17 states with 209 electoral votes that have passed NPV, putting the compact 77% of the way to hijacking the Electoral College.

Repealing NPV is done through the normal legislative process, and starts with a legislator filing a bill. Please ask your legislators to reconsider this dangerous, unconstitutional scheme to manipulate elections.

Fill out our quick and easy form to email your legislators. Thank you!