Amendment Seventeen
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Amendment Seventeen: Established the popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states.
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Summary: One section - no amendments applicable. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of 2 senators from each state and shall be elected by the people of their respective state. Each Senator shall have one vote. If an elected Senator from any State is unable to complete his term the State shall hold elections to fill the vacancy. However, the State Legislature may empower the Executive of the state to make temporary appointments until the seat is filled by election as directed by the Legislature.
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Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
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Ratification date: 4/8/1913
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