Florida voters opt to keep commission to amend constitution

Florida voters decided to keep a commission that meets every 20 years to make changes to the state constitution despite lawmakers who argued it is no longer needed.The measure failed to reach the 60% threshold needed to pass.Critics said Florida’s Constitutional Revision Commission had gone beyond its original mandate and lacked accountability, and the Legislature decided last year to ask voters to abolish it in a ballot measure. The critics also noted that citizens would still be able pursue amendments with initiative petitions.>> Related: Real-time election results | Full election coverageBut citizens groups argued in favor of holding onto the

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