How Senators Are Elected - The 17th Amendment | Episode #159 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

In this episode we dive into the issue of how Senators are elected to their office. Did you know... Americans didn't directly vote for senators for a long time? There were deadlocks and empty seats because senators couldn't be agreed upon? Senators used to cast lots to see who got which district? Alabama didn't ratify the 17th Amendment until 2002 and Rhode Island not until 2014? Utah still hasn't ratified the 17th Amendment and fights against it? Check out this and much more in this episode! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription! ___________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible ________________________ Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music ________________________ Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

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