Jimmy Carter: Russians didn’t steal election from Hillary Clinton
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Former President Jimmy Carter said in a recent interview that he does not believe Russia stole the election from former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE in 2016. 

“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes," Carter told The New York Times in an interview published on Saturday. 

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The former president notes in the interview that he and former first lady Rosalynn Carter disagree on the matter. 

“Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that,” he said.

“They [the Russians] obviously did,” the former first lady said. 

The comments from the former president and first lady, who say they voted for Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic primary, come as the congressional and federal probes continue to investigate alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. 

The probes have recently zeroed in on social media's role in the election after it was revealed that Russian-based hackers used social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to attempt to influence the race. 

President Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Facebook was on the side of Clinton.