The Filibuster and Electoral College Reform Game

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

In the week following President Obama's second inauguration, two issues which address institutional issues in U.S. politics have drawn a significant amount of attention as well as several proposals for reform. These two issues are, of course, the senate filibuster and the electoral college. At first glance these are clearly partisan, with Democrats seeking to change or abolish the senate filibuster to make it easier for President Obama to pass various bills, while Republicans are seeking to change the electoral college to overcome their perceived inability to win under the current rules.


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February 14, 2013