Former Vice President Al Gore says the U.S. should scrap the Electoral College and determine presidential elections by the popular vote.
Gore said even he continued to support the Electoral College even after 2000, when he won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College vote to George W. Bush.
“I have changed my view on that, I do think that it should be eliminated,” Gore said Tuesday, according to NBC News.
“I think moving to a popular vote system is not without peril, is not without problems, it’s not a simple ‘one choice is all good, the other is all bad.’ It’s a balancing act. But I think the balance has shifted, in my mind at least, and I think that we should go to a popular vote.”
Gore said changing the system to one based on the popular vote would “stimulate public participation in the Democratic process like nothing else we could possibly do.”