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Direct Election of Senators Clause/Popular Election of Senators Clause
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislatures.
- Constitution of Massachusetts
- James Madison's Notes of the Constitutional Convention
- A Federal Republican: A Review of the Constitution
- Charles Pinckney to James Madison · recipient: James Madison
- Amendments XI–XXVII