Just 6 days before Ohio's August 8th Special Election on Issue One, Secretary of State Frank LaRose is doing a tour of the state to tell voters why they should vote in favor of the controversial issue.

The proposal, which has drawn record numbers of early votes for an election off-year, would require constitutional amendment petitions be supported by signatures from all 88 counties, and would further require proposed amendments to achieve 60% in a statewide vote to pass into law.

LaRose says he supports the passage of Issue One because there should be a "broad consensus" rather than the 50% +1 vote currently required under Ohio law.

 "We're talking about protecting the state constitution, yes against a radical abortion amendment, but also against a massive increase in minimum wage that'll hurt small businesses, put Ohioans out of work. Against restrictive livestock care standards that would put farmers out of business, and it's about protecting our individual gun rights as well," LaRose said at an event in Canfield Wednesday afternoon. 

LaRose also hammered at left-wing organizations who require higher vote thresholds to amend their organization's founding documents and bylaws, yet lobby against Issue One. 

"The Ohio Democratic Party requires a 60% vote to amend their bylaws, but they don't think that's good enough for our state constitution. The League of Women Voters requires a 66% vote to change the bylaws of their nonprofit group but they don't think that's good enough for the state constitution," he said.

Current rules regulating how amendments are proposed and passed in Ohio have been in place since 1913. In the 111 years since, 71 citizen-led amendments and 156 amendments proposed by the Ohio General Assembly have made it onto the ballot. Had a 60% rule been in place, 41 of those amendments would not have passed.