# Linde Institute/SISL Seminar: Shai Vardi, Caltech

Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Abstract: Proponents and opponents of the Electoral College alike agree that a major problem stemming from the current method of electing the President of the United States is the  phenomenon of swing states. Our goal is to find implementable reform that addresses this issue. We do not argue that it is the best'' solution - whatever that may mean - focusing instead on finding a solution that will achieve broad (and bipartisan) support and that eliminates, or at least drastically reduces, the effect of swing states. Our main tool for achieving this objective is a game-theoretic treatment of the states.