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The US Constitution is amended by first being proposed by at least a two-thirds majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representative. The Constitution can also be amended by a constitutional convention called by state legislatures.

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It may depend on whether you are referring to the US COnstitution or a state constitution.

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There are two ways to go about this, as outlined in the Constitution. The most common way, and the only way ever done is this:

An amendment must pass both Houses of Congress (Senate and the House of Representatives) by a two-thirds majority in each. From there, it will be passed along to the states. From there, three-fourths of the states must pass it. This typically involves the legislature of the state passing it with a majority!

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