Senators are now elected by?
Asked in US Congress
Was the senator designed by framers to be elected by the people?
Originally, U.S. Senators were to be chosen by the legislatures of the states (Article 1, Section 3). So, senators were not elected by the people directly. However, the 18th Amendment, ratified in 1913, changed the process by which senators are to be elected. Now, senators are elected by the people of the states, not the legislatures.