Jimmy Carter on Sanders: 'Can y'all see why I voted for him?'

Jimmy Carter on Sanders: 'Can y'all see why I voted for him?'
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Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday revealed he supported Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWomen's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primaries.

During an event Monday at a Carter Center discussion about politics and human rights, Sanders talked about the importance of getting more people involved in the voting process.

“If we had 80 percent of the people voting in this country, the Republican Party would be a significant minority,” Sanders said.

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“So we have got to get people involved. And you do that by being honest about the real problems they face and come up with real solutions.”

After he finished, Carter said, "Can y'all see why I voted for him?"

In July 2015, Carter said he expected 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 to win the Democratic nomination.

“There won’t be any problem with Hillary getting the nomination because money dominates,” he said, “and she has an inside track to the massive amounts that are going to pour into the Democratic Party side.”

“It’s been an exciting and unprecedented kind of campaign this year, and unfortunately, the way it’s turned out, both choices in the major parties are quite unpopular,” he said at the time.