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Online campaign aims to help abortion amendment

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An online campaign is urging Tennessee voters to skip over the governor's election as a way to help pass a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion in the state.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/ZQsVdT ) reports the main groups campaigning on the amendment don't know who is behind the online campaign, and no one has taken credit for it.

The website features a YouTube video in which a woman explains why sitting out the governor's race next month might be good for supporters of Amendment 1.

The logic hinges on a provision in the state constitution that outlines the threshold an amendment must get for it to succeed - a majority of the votes cast in the gubernatorial election regardless of the number of votes cast on the amendment.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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