Apparently, the Electoral College is just not "Fair ENOUGH"!
January 13, 2024 (Update) - Regrettably, Democrats were able to kill the Pro-Electoral College bill, LD-1502, in Committee. The bill would have made it illegal for Maine to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Cmpact scheme. The NPV bill itself is alive and is in Committee, with a hearing held on in in early January. Maine is at High Risk for succumbing to giving away its control of Maine's Electoral Votes to Non-Mainers.
April 2023 - State Rep John Andrews, R-S. Paris, ME, has introduced a bill that SHOULD be supported! House bill #LD-1502 simply says that, as long as Main is using Ranked Choice Voting to count its popular votes, that Maine shall never join the NPV compact scheme!
Apri1 2023 - 9 Democrats and 1 House Republican introduced the National Popular Vote scheme as Bill #LD-1578
November 2022 - National Popular Vote proponents have consolidated their control of Maine State government in the November elections. We are changing Maine's status to HIGH RISK to join the NPVIC scheme.
June 2021 - Both the House and the Senate have declared the NPV bills DEAD in Committee as of 6/02/2021.
April 2021 - On April 5, the HOUSE version of the NPVIC - which is identical to the senate version - was introduced by Democrat Rep Arthur Bell.
March 31, 2021 - On 3-30-21, Democrat Senator Dave Miramant introduced the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme as Bill LD-130. At this date, Miramant is so far the bill's only sponsor.
December 2020 - We expect a big push by NPVIC in the new Legislature in January 2021. The Associated Press reports that the paid consultant staff of NPV is targeting certain States in 2021 and 2022.
Critics of Electoral College Target States, Push for Popular Vote Compact
We expect a big push from the California-based National Popular Vote office in Maine in early 2021. Maine's Legislature had given the NPVIC Bill some added traction in early 2019 before finally stopping it.
Maine's Governor had said that she would likely sign the NPVIC if it reached her desk and the make-up of the Maine Legislature is of members who tend to be in favor popular voting and the NPVIC.
Bill LD-418 & HP-327 were introduced in January 2019 by 7 Democrat Representatives and 2 Democrat Senators. It's Final Disposition status is listed as "Ought Not To Pass Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, March 19, 2019".
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PORTLAND, ME - 02-07-24 - Effort to use national popular vote to decide presidential winner hits snag in Maine. by Randy Billings, Portland Press-Herald
PORTLAND, ME - 01-09-2024 - Maine Lawmakers consider a bill that would change how the State votes for president. by Nora Hogan, WMTW TV8 News (ABC)
WASHINGTON, DC - 02-20-2023 - The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is gaining steam. It still makes no sense. by Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner
SALEM, OR - 12-12-2020 - Critics of Electoral College Push for Popular Vote Compact. By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press. NOTE: Selsky, in our view, has a number of factual errors in this piece about the history of and functioning of the Electoral College. These are errors that continue to be circulated by the NPV sales team.
WASHINGTON, DC - June 2019 - National popular vote bill dies in Maine, THE HILL
BANGOR, 6-17-2019 - Maine House reverses itself again to oppose effort to link Electoral College to popular vote. By Michael Shepherd, Bangor Daily News. A lot can happen in a few days.
AUGUSTA, 6-13-2019 - Maine closer to NPV. Passage would bring compact to within 70 votes. By Associated Press, The Oregonian
AUGUSTA, 6-12-2019 - After a rare tie in a House vote, 73-73, Maine House passes bill to join national popular vote compact. By Paul Dwyer, WABI TV5 News