Kamala Harris says she is open to abolishing Electoral College

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down 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 TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE won the 2016 election despite losing the popular vote to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' 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 GoreMarquita Bradshaw beats establishment-backed Mackler in Tennessee Democratic Senate primary Professor with history of correctly predicting elections forecasts that Biden will defeat Trump Would Kamala Harris be disloyal if she were VP? MORE in the Electoral College. 

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

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports 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'RourkeBeto O'Rourke calls Texas GOP 'a death cult' over coronavirus response Hegar, West to face off in bitter Texas Senate runoff Bellwether counties show trouble for Trump 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 PolisCuomo to serve as National Association of Governors chair Colorado restaurant that reopened against state order closes permanently Exclusive: Poll shows pressure on vulnerable GOP senators to back state and local coronavirus aid 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