Earlier this year, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was petitioned to revise its definition of "federal office" to include delegates to a Convention of States. Such a measure would bring convention delegates under the control of Washington, D.C., and make them subject to FEC regulations.
Obviously, such a measure goes against the Framers' intent for Article V, and runs counter to the implicit purpose of a Convention of States--namely, to provide a way to reform a government that will not reform itself.
Over the last few months, our legal team has been crafting an airtight argument protecting the integrity of an Article V Amending Convention.
We argued first, that the definition of "federal office" was established by Congress, and therefore not subject to change by the FEC’s initiative; and second, that it would be entirely inappropriate, as a constitutional matter, for either Congress or the agency to assert authority over the selection of Article V delegates.
Today we learned the FEC sided with our arguments. This is a huge victory for the Convention of States movement, and we're thankful for the brilliant legal minds that helped make it happen.