Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech Biden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 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."
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 TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE won the 2016 election despite losing the popular vote to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonI voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' 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 GoreMcAuliffe on 2000 election: 'I wish the United States Supreme Court had let them finish counting the votes' All Democrats must compromise to pass economic plans, just like 1993 Amy Coney Barrett sullies the Supreme Court MORE in the Electoral College.
Other Democratic primary contenders have questioned the Electoral College in recent days.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSinema's office outlines opposition to tax rate hikes The CFPB's data overreach hurts the businesses it claims to help Runaway higher ed spending gains little except endless student debt 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'RourkeSupport for governors sliding in states without vaccine mandates: survey Abbott bans vaccine mandates from any 'entity in Texas' Abbott disapproval rating up 8 points to 59 percent in San Antonio area: poll 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 PolisBiden administration OKs Colorado expansion of transgender health coverage Judge dismisses police suit challenging Denver coronavirus vaccine mandate Bipartisan push for vocational training focuses on funding, curricula 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.