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Constitutional convention fails, pension proposition passes in votes

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(WBNG) -- There were three proposition questions on the ballot in the state of New York on Election Night.

Question 1 was a proposition for there to be the state's first constitutional convention in 50 years. The proposal has been rejected. Supporters had said that a convention would be an opportunity to address corruption while opponents said the risk of special interests was too great.

Question 2 was about states pensions and passed. Voters were asked about an amendment that would authorize judges to strip the pensions of any official convicted of corruption.

Question 3 was about the use of forest preserve land. As of 12:00 a.m. Wednesday morning the race was too close to call. The proposal would clear the way for some projects on state lands deemed 'forever wild.'

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