Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreHow Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 The information superhighway must be accessible and affordable for all American Rescue Plan: Ending child poverty — let's make it permanent MORE says the U.S. should scrap the Electoral College and determine presidential elections by the popular vote.

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Gore said even he continued to support the Electoral College after 2000, when as the Democratic presidential nominee he won the popular vote in the presidential election 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."

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"Our democracy's been hacked now. It's pathetic how our system is not working today," Gore said.

"And I think that moving to a popular vote for president would be one of the initiatives, getting money out of the process, which is another difficult challenge, but if we could do three or four things that could bring our democracy back to life and help us to make good decisions again."

In 2012, Gore made similar comments about his views on the Electoral College, saying that many voters who live outside the battleground states are cheated by the system.