New York Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney

New York Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney

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 for a referendum that could allow several new casino resorts become built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn attorney is successful, that referendum shall be halted due to language into the ballot question which he claims violates state legislation.

Referendum Language Questioned

The language in the referendum includes a range ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposal in a light that is unmistakably positive. For instance, the question mentions ‘promoting task growth, increasing aid to schools and allowing regional governments to lower property taxes.’ That language was authorized by their state Board of Elections in July.

But now, attorney Eric J. Snyder is contending that the language in the bill violates New York legislation. In accordance with case filed into the nyc State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the State Constitution’s prohibition on the use of public profit the aid of ‘private undertakings.’

‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you cannot use public cash to sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.

Snyder isn’t the only one who has had up issues with the language within the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also see it as one-sided, and spiritual groups have also noted the language used wh Continue reading “New York Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney”