National Affairs: Yea-Sayers

In 1915, delegates chosen by the New York electorate met at a Constitutional Convention at Albany to overhaul the State's Constitution. As it turned out, no revisions were made. Unaltered was an old constitutional clause making it mandatory for the electorate to vote every 20 years, beginning in 1916, on the question: "Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?" In 1916, with the failure of the previous year fresh in mind, the electorate voted No. Last week, 20 years having elapsed, the question again appeared on...

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