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Booker Supports Eliminating the Electoral College

"I believe very simply that, in presidential elections, the person with the most votes should be the president of the United States..."

By NTK Staff | 03.28.2019 @10:59am

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) came out in support of eliminating the electoral college during a CNN town hall in South Carolina Wednesday, calling it “anti-democratic” and arguing that the candidate receiving the most votes should be president.

An audience member asked Booker whether he thought there should be some type of reform to the electoral college or if it should remain as it is.

“Teresa, thank you for the question. I believe very simply that, in presidential elections, the person with the most votes should be the president of the United States,” Booker said. “But I want to tell you, for us ever to get to a point where we can address that issue, we have got to win this next election under the rules that are there now.”

“And trust me, my mom [who] lives in Las Vegas reminds me of that every single day. But I’ll tell you this, even people who are voting at 60 percent, 70 percent, that’s not enough. We’ve got to let the African-American women inspire Gen Xers and Millennials, inspire all of us, because I believe if more people vote, our democracy is better,” Booker added. “And you know how I know that? It’s because I see the way cynical Republicans are trying to make it harder and harder for people to vote, especially African Americans.”

“And so the cure for these anti-democratic problems is not to surrender to cynicism about the system. It’s to get up, get involved, get engaged, and let’s change it together,” Booker said.

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