Our system of government was designed to keep all politics local..... your vote for your state representative mattered, because this was the person that would send a senator to washington to represent your state’s interests.....the number of votes needed to appoint a senator varies from state to state... at the time of ratification some states used simple majority, others did not. What people fail to realize is that the house of representatives is the peoples house, and the senate was meant to be the states house. The senate is now the political parties house, kinda like the old soviet union.
What you said.
All I was saying was, in order for the 17th to be repealed, 3/4 of state legislatures would have to be in conservative constitutionalist hands to ratify, because liberals, knowing exactly what you stated, would vote against repeal.