Reid open to reviewing Electoral College
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSeven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary Senate buzzsaw awaits 2020 progressive proposals Sanders courts GOP voters with 'Medicare for All' plan MORE (D-Nev.) opened the door to reviewing the Electoral College after Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Former senators launching effort to help Dems win rural votes Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst MORE lost the presidential election but remains on track to win the popular vote. 


"I think it would be educational for the country to have some hearings on the Electoral College," he told reporters Wednesday. "I think that's something we should look at." 

Reid's comments come after Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerOnly four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates Hispanic civil rights icon endorses Harris for president California AG Becerra included in Bloomberg 50 list MORE (D-Calif.) filed a bill Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College.

If Congress agreed to amend the Constitution to do away with the Electoral College, three-fourths of the states would still need to approve the change within seven years for it to take effect.

Clinton is currently leading President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE by more than 1 million votes, according to a Cook Political Report tracker of the national popular vote, but Trump won the Electoral College, leading the former secretary of State 290-232.

According to Pew, Clinton would be the fifth candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election, with the most recent being Al Gore in 2000. 

Trump called the Electoral College "genius" on Tuesday morning, despite past criticism.  

But during a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday, Trump said he still has issues with the system.

“I’m not going to change my mind just because I won,” the president-elect said. “But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win.”