With changes. Until 1913, Senators were appointed by the state legislatures. It must have been a real shitshow for 2/3rds of states to agree to give that up.
Yeah, and amendments become part of the Constitution. I’m aware.
It was part of the Populist/Progressive range of changes. Once it caught popularity it passed rather quickly. This wasn’t giving up state power (relative to other states) the way that some people would like to change the Senate today.
Conservatives want to change that back as one of their so-called “Liberty Amendments”.
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