TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers have postponed a vote on a resolution that would have sought to amend the U.S. Constitution in a bid to rein in the influence of money in politics.

Assembly Chambers (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

The state Senate was expected to consider the matter Monday, but the vote was scrapped because several supporters were not present.

The resolution would petition Congress to hold a constitutional convention to address the issue.

Supporters fear that money has become a corrosive influence on the election process since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.

Congress can amend the Constitution if two-thirds of the House and Senate approve a measure, or if a convention called for by two-thirds of legislatures proposes amendments.

In both cases, three-quarters of the states must ratify the amendment.

The convention method has never been used.

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