FIRST ON FIVE AN IMPEACHMENT AMMENDMENT THAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT NEXT MONTH IS THE POINT OF CONTROVERSY IN MONTGOMERY TODAY…. STATE AUDITOR JIM ZEIGLER IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST IT. NEWS 5’S EMILY DEVOE EXPLAINS WHAT THE AMMENDMENT WOULD DO SO YOU CAN DECIDE WHETHER YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR IT. WHEN YOU GO TO THE POLLS NEXT MONTH…THERE ARE 14 DIFFERENT AMMENDMENTS TO VOTE FOR. [email protected] a big problem with amendments is that they’re at the end of the ballot. Usually on the back page where people can forget about them..and the language is so confusing..it’s hard to know what you’re voting for. THE IMPEACHMENT AMMENDMENT…NUMBE R 6 ON THE LIST..JUST SAYS IT WOULD REPLACE AND REPEAL ARTICLE 7 TO THE CONSTITUTION. FOR MOST OF US–THAT’S JIBBERISH BUT CRAIG BAAB BETTER EXPLAINS THROUGH A FACETIME INTERVIEW WHAT EXACTLY REPLACING ARTICLE 7 MEANS. Craig Baab/ Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice “the constitution now provides no vote total at which a person who has been impeached can be removed from office..so this ammendment would require a 2 thirds vote of the senate to remove someone from office EVENTHOUGH GOVERNOR BENTLEY’S LOOMING SCANDAL BROUGHT THE GAPS IN THE IMPEACHMENT PORTION OF THE CONSITUTION TO LIGHT–BAAB SAYS THIS AMMENDMENT WAS BROUGT UP MORE THAN A YEAR BEFORE THAT. And this is the same level of votes to remove someone from office as the u-s constitution and it makes perfect sense. BUT IF THERE’S ONE MAN LEADING THE CHARGE AGAINST AMMENDMENT 6 Jim Zeigler/ state auditor “vote no on 6…don’t give bentley a fix.” IT’S STATE AUDITOR JIM ZEIGLER–WHO CLAIMS A 2 THIRDS VOTE REQUIREMENT WOULD MAKE IT VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPEACH THE GOVERNOR. “the idea that amendment 6 came out before the dirt came out on governor bentley does not make it any less objectionable to me and I believe to the voters of alabama.” BUT DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A 2 THIRDS MAJORITY IS NEEDED FOR IMPEACHMENT ISN’T UP TO ZEIGLER–BAAB OR ANY OFFICIAL–IT’S UP TO YOU—THE VOTERS OF ALABAMA. AGAIN THIS IS AMMENDMENT NUMBER 6 ON THE BACK OF YOUR BALLOT. IT DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT A 2-THIRDS SENATE MAJORITY VOTE–BUT THAT IS WHAT THIS AMMENDMENT WOULD DO. RIGHT NOW THE CONSTITUTION DOESN’T HAVE A VOTE REQUIREMENT FOR IMPEACHMENT SO THIS WOULD CLARIFY ONE. ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 8TH–DON’T FORGET TO FLIP YOUR BALLOT OVER TO THE BACK. LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM EMILY DEVOE NEWS 5.