A few state legislatures began to petition the Congress for direct election of
senators. By 1893, the House had the two-thirds vote for just such an amendment
What said voters in a state not state legislatures would elect their own senators
as ... Which members of Congress were once elected by state legislatures?
Voters have elected their senators in the privacy of the voting booth since 1913.
The framers of the Constitution, however, did not intend senators to be elected in
this way ... They also expected that senators elected by state legislatures would
be able ... In response, Congress passed a law in 1866 regulating how and when
Americans did not directly vote for senators for the first 125 years of the ... Several
state legislatures deadlocked over the election of senators, which led to ... control
over state legislatures, and the Senators elected with their support were ... of
Congress would pass legislation proposing an amendment for direct election, .....
Sep 19, 2016 ... Again, because the general public does not technically vote for a president, but
.... concerned that each state would potentially elect their own candidate, making
it ... Essentially- if the president was elected by Congress, while in theory ... This
said that each elector got two votes, as before, but instead of both ...
8, 2016: Election Day, when voters in each state will select their presidential
electors. The names of electors are not on the ballot in most states. ... Each
elector votes on his or her own ballot and signs it. ... serves as a backup copy that
would replace the official copy sent to the president of the Senate if it is lost or
Apr 8, 2016 ... What would the Senate look like in 2016 without the 17th Amendment? ... U.S.
Senate would look like if its members weren't directly elected by voters. ...
legislatures elected two U.S. senators to represent them in Congress. ... Using
data from the National Conference of State Legislatures as of February ...
Jan 30, 2015 ... Does the Elected Legislature Have Standing to Sue the State (Voters)? The Two
Key Precedents ... legislature will not be put into effect, the elected legislature's
vote on ... As a result, the Kansas senators argued, their decision not to ratify ... of
its members believe improperly diluted Congress's own power.
www.annenbergclassroom.org/Files/Documents/Books/Our Constitution/Seventeenth Amendment_Our Constitution.pdf
WHAT IT SAYS ... each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and
each Senator ... people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or ... unlikely
that having achieved the right to elect their own senators, the voting public would.
Dec 5, 2016 ... Or two-thirds of the state legislatures can request that Congress call a ... The U.S.
government does not, but not everyone agrees that's a problem. ... They can just
throw out the whole Constitution if they want to," Fiddler said. ... wrote its own
amendment requiring senators to be elected by a vote of the ...