Booker: The person with the most votes should be president

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCastro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE (D-N.J.) said Wednesday that he believes the person who receives the most votes should win the presidency.

"In a presidential election, the person with the most votes should be the president of the United States," Booker, who is running for president, said in response to a question during a CNN town hall about reforming the Electoral College.

"But … we have to win the next election under the rules that are there now," he added.

Several Democratic 2020 candidates have come out in favor of overhauling or doing away with the Electoral College.


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Panel: Jill Biden's campaign message MORE (D-Mass.) called for abolishing the Electoral College during her own CNN town hall, stating that "every vote matters."

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders leads Democratic field in Colorado poll Poll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates MORE, a fellow Democratic presidential candidate, has also called for getting rid of the Electoral College, saying earlier this year that it has made the U.S. "less and less democratic."

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is also seeking the Democratic nomination, called for a "reassessment" of the Electoral College in 2016 after then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe exhaustion of Democrats' anti-Trump delusions Poll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado Soft levels of support mark this year's Democratic primary MORE lost the presidential election despite winning the national popular vote by just under 3 million votes.