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That's why the US Congress has two chambers, House and Senate.

As in other federal countries, it makes sense to elect one purely by popular vote, the other by giving each state equal representation.

To pass a law, you'd then need 50% of people and 50% of states to support it.

This is a simpler system for elections, and keeps the power of people and states more balanced.

e.g. Germany uses a very similar system (Bundestag being elected by popular vote, Bundesrat being chosen by each state).




It used to have then we ratified the 17th amendment which turned the Senate way from being representative of the State, and turned it into a second "peoples house"




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