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Ohioans reject chance to convene on constitution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the fifth time in 100 years, Ohioans have rejected the chance to revisit Ohio's Constitution.
    
Such a forum would have allowed debate on issues such as redistricting, term limits, casino gambling and gay marriage. Instead, voters rejected Issue 1 in Tuesday's election by strong margins in every county.
    
Under state law, the question of calling a constitutional convention must be presented to voters every 20 years. Voters in an era of renewed interest in constitutional issues were thought to perhaps have more interest in a gathering to revise the founding document.
    
The state's governing document emerged from the state's first constitutional convention in Chillicothe in 1802. It was revisited at conventions in 1851 and 1912.
    
Four previous ballot issues calling for a convention were rejected.

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