All The Ways 2016 Contenders Want to Change the ConstitutionBreaking News
tags: Constitution, election 2016, Amending the Constitution
Amending the Constitution is no easy feat. But long odds haven't stopped Democrats and Republicans alike from calling for change on the campaign trail.
There have only been 27 amendments to the legendary legal document since the Founding Fathers—quite literally—put pen to paper. And that's with good reason: Even the most routine way of amending the Constitution is very nearly impossible. An amendment must win consent from two-thirds of the Senate and House before being sent to the states for final approval.
Still, the mere suggestion of altering America's bedrock law can make a splash in a crowded 2016 field. And as long as presidential candidates vie for attention, suggestions for changing the Constitution may continue to materialize even if actual amendments do not.
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