There is a growing effort among the states to call an Article V convention that would craft new constitutional amendments in order to limit the federal government. Some presidential candidates are getting behind one or more of these efforts while others have yet to be asked.
Under Article V of the Constitution, two-thirds (34) of the states have to pass similar resolutions in order for a convention to be called. This effort has reached a historic level as 27 states have now called for a balanced budget amendment convention.
Additionally, Convention of States Project is calling for a convention that would impose fiscal limits, term limits, and other limits on the federal government. We have endorsed their resolution, which has been passed by three states, is being considered by 36 more states, and has the largest grassroots infrastructure.
Let’s take a look at where the various presidential candidates…
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