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Old 06-02-2019, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
Technically, it says no state can be denied equal representation without its consent. So I think an amendment giving proportional Senate representation would be legal if it was ratified by all fifty states. Which admittedly is unlikely to happen (we all know how difficult North Dakota can be).

Of course, there's nothing that prohibits abolishing the Senate. If that was done, each state would still have equal representation ie zero.
You don't need a single 50 state approved amendment, just two amendments that meet the standard amendment bar.

Amendment A strikes the clause requiring equal representation in the senate.

Amendment B changes the senate to something new.