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Ohio constitution overhaul faces deadline, backlash

By JULIE CARR SMYTH
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An increasingly unpopular effort by a group of Ohio Republicans to make it harder to change the state constitution by direct voting faces a critical juncture this week. Secretary of State Frank LaRose says Wednesday is the deadline to pass the proposal. It would require a supermajority of voters to pass future constitutional amendments, including possible efforts to assure abortion access and legalize marijuana. Anti-abortion and pro-gun rights groups are pressuring lawmakers to support a special August election and a resolution placing the 60% question on that ballot. The fate of both are uncertain amid Republican concerns and growing opposition.

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