The National Popular Vote scheme has now been introduced SIX (6) times in Maine since 2007 and has been defeated each time by prior Legislatures. The current Bills are LD-1330 (Senate) and LD-1384 (House), and have been introduced by Democrat Senator Dave Miramant of coastal Knox County, and Rep Arthur Bell of Yarmouth. The most recent defeat was in June 2019.
On 3-30-2021, Democrat Senator Dave Miramant introduced NPVIC Bill LD-1330. Maine is currently considered a 'Left Leaning' State and is likely a high-value target for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme sales force. The NPVIC did have a lot of movement and progress in the last session of the Maine Legislature, although the NPVIC was defeated.
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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In the News ...
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
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