Political corruption

In light of the indictments of elected county and town officials in Oyster Bay both the legislatures have not gone far enough to stamp out corruption. Unfortunately, the causes are from pay to play and kickbacks from campaign contributions. The recent law passed that any elected official convicted of corruption relating to their positions does not go far enough. The recent convictions of Silver and Skelos, unfortunately, are going to be overturned based on the recent US Supreme Court decision that overturned the former governor of Virginia’s corruption conviction. The unanimous decision made by the US Supreme Court made it more difficult to charge, yet alone convict someone of corruption. The only way to restore the confidence in NY politics is to, use the Arizona and Maine model Clean Money / Clean Elections of no private funds for candidates. These funds are to be public only, and also to push for ranked choice voting and instant run off voting.

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