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Application of the Colorado State Legislature for a Convention to Propose a Constitutional Amendment

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Article V of the Constitution provides that Congress must call a convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution if two-thirds of the state legislatures apply for one to Congress. This is the application for a constitutional convention from the state legislature of Colorado.

Application of the Colorado State Legislature for a Convention to Propose a Constitutional Amendment for Direct Election of Senators, April 1, 1901; Petitions referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections (SEN 57A-J59); 57th Congress, Records of the United States Senate, Record Group 46, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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