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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1908

Some states elected their Senators directly even before passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913. Oregon pioneered direct election and experimented with different measures over several years until it succeeded in 1907. Soon after, Nebraska followed suit and laid the foundation for other states to adopt measures reflecting the people's will. By 1912, as many as 29 states elected senators either as nominees of their party's primary or in conjunction with a general election. Amendment XVII (the Seventeenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution proposed on May 13, 1912 and ratified on April 8, 1913 and first in effect for the election of 1914, amends Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution to provide for the direct election of Senators by the people of... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Salem Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ...


Results

Senate Party Division, 61st Congress (1909-1911):

  • Majority Party: Republican (60 seats)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (32 seats)
  • Other Parties: 0
  • Total Seats: 92

Source: Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present, via Senate.gov This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

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