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
the seventeenth amendment ... What said voters in a state not state legislatures
would elect their own senators as ... The of the United states elect congress?
That is, the number of senators in each state would be determined by its ...
adopted the mixed representation plan giving states equal votes in the Senate
within a ... two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for
six Years. ... Although the six-year term was not utilized in Parliament, Congress
under the .....
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WHAT IT SAYS ... each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and
each Senator ... This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the
election or ... state legislatures and sent to the Senate people who would
represent those ... having achieved the right to elect their own senators, the
voting public would.
Jan 30, 2015 ... Does the Elected Legislature Have Standing to Sue the State (Voters)? ... by the
elected 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 (by an ... some of
its members believe improperly diluted Congress's own po...
Apr 8, 2016 ... Using data from the National Conference of State Legislatures as of February ...
and 8 legislatures are split (Nebraska's unicameral legislature is not included). ...
That also would put the Republicans four votes over a filibuster-proof 60-vote ...
Arizona Republicans sued their own people all the way to the .....
Did you know that Americans were originally not allowed to vote for Senators? ...
The 17th amendment provides for regular voters to elect their Senators. ... Many
of the Senators that were “elected” by the state legislatures had struck corrupt ... (
every state will have two Senators, and they will serve six-year terms in Congress
Aug 10, 1994 ... Although numerous state legislatures have dealt with term limits, to date only
Utah's ... measure in 1993, but the state Senate, relying on an advisory opinion
from its ... passed by the voters by adding a proviso that term limits would not go
into effect .... For every congressional election in the last twenty year...
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and
... by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
... No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty ...
United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for
A second idea was to have the State legislatures select the president. ... Direct
election was rejected not because the Framers of the Constitution ... people
would naturally vote for a "favorite son" from their own State or region. ... the
Senate who would then open them before both houses of the Congress and read