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Fear Mongering On Putting A NY State Constitutional Convention on the Ballot

Fear Mongering On Putting A NY State Constitutional Convention on the Ballot”

The survey also found a similar margin - 60 to 29 percent - of likely voters say ConCon would "be an expensive waste of time", rather than a "once in a generation opportunity to bring our State Constitution into the 21st Century", according to a new Siena College Poll of likely 2017 New York State voters released today.

The poll found that 57 percent of respondents plan to vote no on the question of calling a constitutional convention. If voters are unhappier with the direction of NY than they are anxious about jeopardizing current constitutional provisions, then they'll vote yes.

Speakers waiting their turn at the opening session of the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1967 included, seated from left, Senator Jacob K. Javits, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Chief Justice Earl Warren and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

The state constitution mandates that voters are asked every 20 years whether a convention should be held.

This proposed amendment to section 7 of Article 2 of the State Constitution would allow a court to reduce or revoke the public pension of a public officer who is convicted of a felony that has a direct and actual relationship to the performance of the public officer's existing duties. "With less than a week 'till election day, those likely voters are decidedly negative about supporting ConCon".

While the vote on whether to hold a convention is Tuesday, the process could play out over a couple of years. Under New York's Constitution, public pensions can not be altered once the individual is in the system.

While voters don't want a constitutional convention, there are issues they support that could be discussed at the gathering. If a majority votes yes, the constitutional convention will be held in 2019. They contend that gerrymandered, well-financed senators and assembly members, with their unlimited terms of office, are more accountable, while convention delegates, who can not run for re-election, will be "unanswerable" to the public who put them in their seats. Sixty-five percent support banning outside employment for lawmakers, who technically are considered part-time under current law. By a narrower 50-46 percent margin, likely voters oppose legalizing recreational marijuana.

Siena polled 814 likely voters.



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