National Popular Vote is Law in Maine


Break out your fanciest pen—we’re adding Maine to a very important list.

Yesterday, Maine officially became the 17th state, along with Washington, D.C., to join the National Popular Vote compact!

Thanks to your hundreds of calls and emails to state elected officials, we are one step closer to ensuring that every vote cast to elect the president counts equally and the person who wins the most votes is the one who walks into the White House on Inauguration Day. As a result of this win, the compact now has 209 of the 270 electoral votes needed to activate it.

It’s thanks to people like the Stand Up America community that these democracy victories keep coming.

As the presidential campaign season heats up, the need for the National Popular Vote becomes crystal clear. Candidates are laser focused on battleground states, leaving the rest of the country out in the cold. Yet again, a candidate could win millions more votes this fall and still lose the election.

And shouldn’t someone running for the highest office in the land work to win every vote? We certainly think so!

We know our democracy is stronger and more likely to serve the will of the people when everyone can participate equally. After today, we are on our way to making sure that the presidency is won by the person who receives the most votes.

So three cheers to you for stepping up to rack up another win for our democracy today. 

Interested in learning more about the National Popular Vote? Check out our explainer post here!