A recent study by the Center for Media and Democracy found that, under existing state laws, 29 of the 50 state delegations to a convention would be selected exclusively by Republicans. Nineteen would be chosen by Democrats, with only two states having split delegations. Half a century ago, significant numbers of Republicans held progressive views on civil rights, environmental protection, and even labor rights. That Republican Party, however, is long-gone. An Article V convention now would be wholly dominated by the hard right.