Kamala Harris says she is open to abolishing Electoral College

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers 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 John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE won the 2016 election despite losing the popular vote to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate House Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally 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 GoreDowney: Why I returned stolen campaign material — a lesson for Donald Trump Trump campaign considering making a play for blue state Oregon: report Trump campaign considering making a play for blue state Oregon: report MORE in the Electoral College. 

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

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows 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'RourkeDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Campaign dads fit fatherhood between presidential speeches 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 PolisFirst elected openly gay governor marks Pride with flag at state capitol First elected openly gay governor marks Pride with flag at state capitol Colorado passes more than billion in marijuana revenue 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