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With Constitutional Convention, Tennessee Lawmakers Vote To Send 'Atomic Bomb Of Politics' To D.C.

State lawmakers voted Thursday morning to make Tennessee the fifth state to call for a new Constitutional Convention — the first in more than 200 years. The idea is the product of conservative activists who want to rein in the federal government. Tennessee joins Alaska, Alabama, Florida and Georgia in passing calls for a convention.
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State lawmakers voted Thursday morning to make Tennessee the fifth state to call for a new Constitutional Convention — the first in more than 200 years.

The idea is the product of conservative activists who want to rein in the federal government.

Tennessee joins Alaska, Alabama, Florida and Georgia in passing calls for a convention.

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Updated February 4, 10:15 a.m.
The state House of Representatives voted 59-31 Thursday morning to approve the call for a Constitutional convention. Tennessee is the fifth state to do so.

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Since the Bill of Rights, there have been just 17 changes to the U.S. Constitution.

But Tennessee lawmakers could decide as soon as Thursday to demand a major rewrite.

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