Why it won't happen:
Another Red State added to the union.
Too many upstaters on the down state teat.
Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany would out weigh the rural counties in the vote.
NY city would never stand for it (wouldn't want to give up upstate vacation spots
Downstate controls both houses and governor. Any NY constitutional convention would be dominated by NYC.
I deleted about 5 others that were a little over the top. (I'm a little angry over some tax increases but what is new for NY.)
I have a thought about changing the senate of NY to one delegate from each county - somewhat like the US Senate (two reps from each State)
That would have a dramatic impact on the political make of the NY State Senate and offset the vote by population that we now have.