As a right-wing attempt to call a new constitutional convention seems closer than ever to being achieved

government watchdogs are warning that the Republican takeover of state legislatures in recent years

In a Monday op-ed for The Guardian, former Democratic U.S. Sen

 Russ Feingold argued that Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution allows for amendments to be made

 that are proposed by two-thirds of Congress and approved by three-quarters of the states

 apply to host a new

Instead, they are attempting to rewrite our founding text in its entirety.

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