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Tea Party Wants to Dump 17th Amendment?

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Tea Party Wants to Dump 17th Amendment?

There is a sizable bloc of Tea Party supporters calling for repeal of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 17th Amendment establishes direct, popular election of U.S. Senators, superseding Article 1, Section 3, Clauses 1 and 2 which empowered state legislatures to elect senators.

The relevant parts of Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution reads: “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the legislature thereof….”

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