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Constitutional convention sought State legislature

Mar 8, 2017 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Columbus — 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. Legislati

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