Ny Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney
A New York State casino referendum for voters has one attorney questioning the ballot’s wording november
In November, New York voters are scheduled to vote on a referendum that will allow several new casino resorts become built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn attorney is successful, that referendum will be halted due to language in the ballot question which he claims violates state legislation.
Referendum Language Questioned
The language in the referendum carries a wide range of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposition in a light that is unmistakably positive. For example, the concern mentions ‘promoting task growth, increasing aid to schools and permitting regional governments to lower property taxes.’ That language was approved by the State Board of Elections in July.
But now, lawyer Eric J. Snyder is contending that the language in the bill violates New York law. Based on a lawsuit filed within the New York State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the continuing State Constitution’s prohibition on the application of public money in the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you cannot use public money to sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.
Snyder isn’t the one that is only has taken up problems with the language in the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also view it as one-sided, and groups that are religious also noted the language used when telling parishioners to consider social ills that could come along with the advertised advantages of casino expansion. Continuer la lecture