A November New York State casino referendum for voters has one attorney questioning the ballot’s wording
In November, New York voters are scheduled to vote on a referendum that would enable several new casino resorts become built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn lawyer is effective, that referendum will be halted due to language into the ballot question which he claims violates state law.
Referendum Language Questioned
The language in the referendum carries a range ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposition in a light that is unmistakably positive. For instance, the question mentions ‘promoting work 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. According to a lawsuit filed into the nyc State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the continuing State Constitution’s prohibition on the use of general public profit the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you can’t use public cash 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 Continue reading New York Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney