‘I Do Think it Should be Eliminated’: Al Gore Wants to See the Electoral College Gone
The man who won the national popular vote in 2000 but lost the presidential election due to the Electoral College has now publicly come out against the process after Hillary Clinton’s defeat.
In video from NBC News, Al Gore explained that he still thought the Electoral College was the way to go after he lost the contested election to George W. Bush.
“After the Supreme Court decision in 2000, I continued to support the Electoral College because the original purpose was to tie the states together,” he explained. “I have changed my view on that. I do think it should be eliminated.”
The former Vice-President went on to give his reasons for changing his mind.
“I think moving on to a popular vote system is not without peril and problems,” Gore said. “It’s not a simple one choice is all good and the other is all bad. It’s a balancing act.”
In his opinion, he believes it “would stimulate public participation in the democratic process like nothing else we could possibly do.”
While Donald Trump won the election with 306 electoral votes, Clinton is currently ahead in the national popular vote count by over 2.3 million, with more left to count.
Watch the clip above, via NBC News.
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