Al Gore Changes His Mind About Electoral College

Get rid of it, he says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks during a campaign rally on Nov. 7.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – The man who would have been the 43rd president if the Electoral College weren't in place thinks it's time to ditch it. Al Gore, who won the popular vote but lost the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, tells NBC News that he's changed his mind about how America picks its leader. "I think moving to a popular vote system is not without peril, is not without problems," he says, per the Hill. "But I think the balance has shifted, in my mind at least, and I think that we should go to a popular vote." Among other things, he says it would "stimulate public participation" like no other election reform, adding that it's "pathetic how our system is not working today." In the latest count, Hillary Clinton was up by about 2 million votes on President-elect Donald Trump. (Read more Al Gore stories.)

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