The legislatures of 7 States have already passed laws that strengthen their ability to force Congress to act.
• Similar legislation is pending in other states.
• These “Faithful Delegate” laws give each state the power to replace and thus control potentially disobedient delegates if there ever was an Article V Convention.
• If enacted by a majority of states with a majority of the population, they would give those states the power to threaten a convention, a majority of whose delegates would be limited to just an up or down vote on the Amendment states wanted.
• Faced with the potential of such a threat Congress would almost certainly propose the Amendment states wanted to avoid the risk of a Convention that would be more powerful than Congress.