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Actually, upon further research, it seems that a supermajority requirement to pass legislation was discussed and dismissed in the Federalist Papers. FEDERALIST NO. 58 is primarily focused on arguing against regularly increasing the size of the House of Representatives, but James Madison concludes by briefly mentioning a proposal to require more than 50% of ...


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The founding fathers didn't have an idea of a filibuster because when the house and senate started all you needed was a simple majority to end debate. However it was at a later date that it got changed in the Senate but not the House. In reality it was created as an unintended consequence of trying to simplify the rules and everything was run by majority ...


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