Utah Senate votes to repeal 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

  • metta

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    Feb 25, 2016 5:51 PM GMT
    Utah Senate votes to repeal 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/3576711-155/utah-senate-votes-to-repeal-17th
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    Feb 25, 2016 6:16 PM GMT
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    That Republican is so typically full of shit when he tries to frame this as that giving more power to the states might "give back" power to the people because it's actually the people who are disenfranchised by the state's-advantaged setup we have today.

    If any change is made to the senatorial selection process it ought to not go more so to states but more so by populations of people (and let's watch that gerrymandering this time around).

    California, a blue state, has a population of 38.8 million.

    Utah, a red state, has a population of 2.9 million.

    Yet both states are represented by two senate votes? Really now!

    How is that representative of the entire population of the United States when there are so many more people living in so few greater states while fewer people live in larger numbers of lesser states?

    So that scumbag just wants to make things even more unfair, not more fair as he deceivingly presents.

    Fuck him.

    FUCK the GOP
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    Feb 25, 2016 6:52 PM GMT
    The seventeenth amendment provides for election of US senators by popular vote. Prior, they were selected and voted upon by the state legislatures.

    Article I Section 3:

    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.



    Amendment XVII

    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislatures.

    When vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the Senate, the executive authority of such state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, that the legislature of any state may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

    This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.