Maine (4)

Maine updates on NPV, the Electoral College, and federalism.

NPV status: introduced 2007-failed; passed Senate 2008-failed; introduced 2009-carried over; defeated in House (95-50) Feb. 4, 2010. L.D. 56

NPV Fails in Augusta

NPV Fails in Augusta

Tweet Maine’s National Popular Vote bill (LD 56) was brought to the House floor and solidly defeated on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. The vote was 95 against and only 50 for the bill. The floor action came just two weeks after the Save Our States visit to Augusta. Much of the credit for this...
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One morning in Maine

One morning in Maine

Tweet It was my pleasure to spend my morning in Augusta at Maine’s State Capitol complex. I not only met a great bi-partisan group of state legislators, but also bumped into NPV’s own Chris Pearson. A member of National Popular Vote‘s board of directors, Pearson is a former one-term Vermont state representative. A Progressive...
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Saving Maine from NPV

Saving Maine from NPV

Tweet Even my short stay in the Newark Airport was a reminder how different parts of America can be … well, different. New Jersey is distinct from Washington State and Massachusetts, the states on either end of my flights this morning. Think about just how vast and diverse is our nation, our United States....
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Why Save our States?

The genius of the United States of America: we are both United and States. The American system of states is Federalism. One part of it is the Electoral College, the state-by-state way we elect the President of the United States.

Some 'reformers' want to unravel our system of states. The Freedom Foundation’s Save Our States Project is dedicated to preserving these structures for the sake of liberty. Find out more and join us.