Booker: The person with the most votes should be president

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerHuman rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer 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 WarrenPelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action 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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegChasten Buttigieg: DC 'almost unaffordable' JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary 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 ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement MORE lost the presidential election despite winning the national popular vote by just under 3 million votes.