In this episode of The Constitution Line By Line, Senator Mike Lee tackles the part of the Constitution that describes the process by which rules governing the election of senators and representatives are made. Senator Lee explains how it is the state legislatures, first and foremost, who get to decide the rules governing the election of senators and representatives and illuminates why this section is still important to us.
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Article I, Section 4 of the US Constitution: