Voters Say No To Constitutional Convention

(New York, NY) -- New Yorkers had three ballot questions to vote on during election day. 

They overwhelmingly voted no on whether there should be a constitutional convention. The question appears on the ballot every 20 years.  If New Yorkers had voted for the convention, a group of delegates would have met to make changes to the state constitution.  Many advocacy groups and unions were calling on people to vote no. They argued that a constitutional convention could've been influenced by big money lobbyists.

Meanwhile, voters said yes to an amendment that says elected officials should lose their pensions should they be convicted of a felony connected with their public duties. New Yorkers also authorized the creation of a Land Bank in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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