Wisconsin Assembly calls for constitutional convention

Wisconsin State Capitol
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MADISON, Wis. — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly has approved a resolution to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, despite arguments against from Democrats.

Wisconsin would become the 16th state to pass such a resolution should the state Senate also pass it. Because it is a resolution, and not a state law, it does not require the signature of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to be enacted.

The Assembly passed it on a party line vote, with all Republicans in support and all Democrats against.