Utah Senate Passes Resolution Asking Congress to Eliminate Popular Vote Elections for U.S. Senate

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By Richard Winger On February 24, the Utah Senate passed SJR 2, which asks Congress to pass a proposed constitutional amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment. The 17th Amendment, which went into effect in 1913, provides that voters choose U.S. Senators. Utah SJR 2 asks that the state legislature regain the power to choose U.S. Senators.
The vote was 20-6, with three Senators not voting. All Democrats voted “No.” All Republicans voted “Yes”, except that Republican Senator Brian Shiozawa voted “No”. The three Senators who didn’t vote are Republicans: Curtis Bramble, Lyle Hillyard, and Stephen Urquhart.
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Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2016/02/25/utah-senate-passes-resolution-asking-congress-to-eliminate-popular-vote-elections-for-u-s-senate/