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Kamala Harris says she is open to abolishing Electoral College

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris takes up temporary residence at Blair House Amanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair MORE (Calif.) on Tuesday said she is "open to the discussion" of abolishing the Electoral College. 

"I'm open to the discussion," Harris said in an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "There's no question that the popular vote has been diminished in terms of making the final decision about who's the president of the United States and we need to deal with that, so I'm open to the discussion."

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Democrats have long lamented the Electoral College, arguing that it does not give everyone an equal vote.

The process has faced new scrutiny after President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MORE won the 2016 election despite losing the popular vote to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSamantha Power's Herculean task: Turning a screw with a rubber screwdriver Beau Biden Foundation to deny lobbyist donations, make major donors public Whoopi Goldberg wears 'my vice president' shirt day after inauguration MORE by nearly 3 million votes. Democrats also lost the White House in 2000 despite winning the popular vote when George W. Bush defeated Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreAl Gore: 'If I were still in the Senate, I would vote to convict' Trump Four points for Biden to make in his inaugural address Fox News's DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE in the Electoral College. 

Other Democratic primary contenders have questioned the Electoral College in recent days.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden's Interior Department temporarily blocks new drilling on public lands | Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone | Judge grants preliminary approval for 0M Flint water crisis settlement Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday called to eliminate the Electoral College while appearing in a CNN town hall, saying that "every vote matters." On Tuesday, she introduced a petition to eliminate the process.

Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBoebert appears to carry gun on Capitol Hill in new ad 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics Mexican president breaks with other world leaders, refusing to acknowledge Biden win until election is finalized MORE (D-Texas) on Tuesday said that he sees "a lot of wisdom" in eliminating the system

Two states have also made moves to change the presidential election process.

Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisDirect cash payments have been critical for Colorado families — Congress must pass more Colorado investigating possible second case of coronavirus variant in National Guard members Colorado confirms first case of highly contagious COVID-19 variant in US MORE (D) on Friday signed a bill into law that will give the state's electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. A similar bill passed Delaware's state House