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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 02:53 AM

Ohio lawmakers renew push for convention to amend the U.S. Constitution [View all]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio lawmakers who say the federal government is out of control are pushing for a constitutional convention to revise the country's governing document.

Article V of the Constitution outlines two ways to modify it -- by a two-thirds vote of Congress or through a convention called by two-thirds of the states

Eight states have called for a convention borrowing language from the Convention of States, a nonpartisan organization advocating for smaller government. Legislation adding Ohio to that list has been introduced in the Ohio House and Senate.

Why call a constitutional convention?

At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates included language that gives the states the ability to call a convention to discuss amendments. Since then, the convention method has never been used to propose new amendments, but the threat of a convention has pushed Congress to act.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/ohio_lawmakers_renew_push_for.html

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