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100th Anniversary of the First Direct Elections to the Senate . July 1, 2014

This November’s midterm election coincides with another special occasion: November 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the first nationwide popular election of U.S. Senators. (Maryland and Alabama each held a special election prior to November 1914.) Before the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, U.S. Senators were selected by state legislatures. read more