Latest True Fact-checks on Cory Booker Cory Booker stated on January 9, 2020 in public comments: National polls have “never predicted who will be president from our party. Carter was in the single digits a few months before caucuses. Bill Clinton was. Obama — 20 points behind in the national polls roughly.” Cory Booker stated on July 5, 2019 in an interview: "In 2017, we had more marijuana possession arrests in our country than all other violent crimes combined." Cory Booker stated on August 9, 2015 in an interview on ABC's "This Week.": "You’re more likely to get struck by lightning in Texas" than find in-person voter fraud. Cory Booker stated on February 1, 2013 in a panel discussion on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”: Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined." Cory Booker stated on September 5, 2012 in an interview with #waywire: Says the Republican Party platform says "pull back even more of the rules on campaign finance reform, get rid of McCain-Feingold" while the Democratic Party platform says "we want to find a way to put more fair rules on campaign finance reform." Cory Booker stated on September 4, 2012 in a rally at the Democratic National Convention: "The first (state) budget that came out of our Republican leadership slashed funding to Planned Parenthood...It resulted in the reduction of hours, the elimination of days, elimination of access to women in my city and all over my state." Cory Booker stated on May 4, 2012 in a speech at an American Federation for Children event: Says New Jersey’s prison system is "61 percent African-American even though our state is just 13 percent black." Cory Booker stated on December 9, 2011 in a speech in New Hampshire: Says America spends "over 17 percent of its GDP on health care costs when our closest competitor nations are spending about 12."