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Should US Senators No Longer Be Elected by Popular Vote?
States have no voice in the national government, breaking federalism.
Each state has its own sovereignty and has some authority over its own interests.They can defend themselves through their representation in the Senate.
Money would likely
to the states with fewer strings attached.
If this were true, repealing the 17th would not be a cure. A "state's voice" is no better represented by a senator selected by a majority of that state's legislature than is a senator selected by a majority (or at least plurality) of that state's citizens.
State legislators' conception of their state’s best interest is bound up tightly with their party allegiance and political ideology. Therefore when the federal government advances a policy they like, even if it violates the state sovereignty, some state politicians will be supportive.