Al Gore Says He Now Supports Abolishing The Electoral College (VIDEO)

Susan Walsh

Al Gore now believes the Electoral College should be replaced by a national popular vote.

“I’ve changed my view on that,” the former Democratic presidential candidate said in a video posted Tuesday by NBC News. “I do think that it should be eliminated.”

“I think moving to a popular vote system is not without peril, is not without problems, it’s not a simple one choice is all good, the other is all bad," he continued. "It’s a balancing act. But I think the balance has shifted, in my mind at least, and I think that we should go to a popular vote."

That sentiment comes 16 years after it would have been useful for Gore: He won the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election against George W. Bush by more than 500,000 votes.

And while this year’s national popular vote isn’t completely tallied, Hillary Clinton currently has a margin of more than 2 million votes over President-elect Donald Trump.

Gore said he believes our democracy has been “hacked.”

"It’s pathetic how our system is not working today,” he said.

Watch below via NBC:

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