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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Senator James Lankford

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    LANKFORD. `` . . . provided, that the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

    ``This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.'' Amendment XIX: ``The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    ``Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. Fleischmann).

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