Booker: The person with the most votes should be president

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerAmazon manager sues company over racial discrimination, harassment allegations Obama says reparations 'justified' Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' 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 WarrenOn The Money: Senators push for changes as chamber nears vote on .9T relief bill | Warren offers bill to create wealth tax Sanders vows to force vote on minimum wage Warren's wealth tax would cost 100 richest Americans billion 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 ButtigiegHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden vs. Trump, part II 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 ClintonClinton: Allegations against Cuomo 'raise serious questions,' deserve probe Clinton, Pelosi holding online Women's Day fundraiser with Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Gorman Media circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden MORE lost the presidential election despite winning the national popular vote by just under 3 million votes.