How Were Senators Elected Before Amendment 17?

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Senators were chosen by the State Legislature before the Amendment 17. Since 1913 voters have elected their senators in their private voting booth which the framers of the Constitution did not want to ever happen.
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The Senators were elected by the State Legislature before Amendment 17. When this amendment was ratified, it allow for the citizen's to vote for Senators directly. This provided the citizen's with more governance concerning the election of Senators. You can find more information here: en.wikipedia.org
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They were chosen by state legislatures, which led to confusion and
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The state Legislature elected the Senators be for the 17th admendment.
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They were selected by the their state legislatures. In some states there were advisory elections where the people indicated their preference on who the legislature should vote for.
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Before the ratification of the 17th Amendment in 1913, U.S. senators were chosen directly by state officials.
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