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Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE when thinking about arguments in support of adopting the 17 th Amendment?
Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE when thinking about arguments in support of adopting the 17th Amendment?
A.The direct election of United States Senators would make senators more accountable to the electorate, thus reducing the power of state elites that controlled political parties.
B.Supporters argued that races for United States Senate seats swamped interest in state legislative races. Thus, voters played little attention to state senate races where candidates talked about school funding, roads, clean water, and other local matters.
C.The direct election of United States Senators would give state governments the power of self-defense because state legislative bodies would nominate Senators that would represent the interest of the state against a more powerful federal government.
D.It was part of a broader effort to make and end-run around the control that parties and interest groups had over state legislative bodies in state capitals across the nation.