Jimmy Carter Speaks Out To Slam Election Integrity Bill That Is Supported By Georgia Republicans

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out this week to condemn efforts by Georgia Republicans to restrict absentee voting and introduce other election reforms after the controversial 2020 election.

Republican Election Reforms In Georgia

The Georgia Senate ended no-excuse absentee voting and limiting weekend voting on Monday by passing sweeping legislation.

They are now considering measures that include strengthening voter ID requirements for absentee voters, limiting the number of available ballot drop boxes and requiring those drop boxes to be inside early voting locations, banning nonprofits from funding elections, and more.

Democrats are against these measures, claiming that Republicans are using false claims about election fraud to pass legislation that will make it harder for minorities to vote.

Related: Can Georgia Republicans Stop Stacey Abrams?

Carter Condemns Republicans For Election Reforms

Carter, a Democrat who was president from 1977-1981, released a blistering statement in which he spoke out against what Republicans are doing.

“While states must safeguard the integrity of the election process to prevent fraud, this should not be at the expense of voters’ access to the polls,” said Carter, 96.

“Now, as our state legislators seek to turn back the clock through legislation that will restrict access to voting for many Georgians, I am disheartened, saddened, and angry,” he added.

“Many of the proposed changes are reactions to allegations of fraud for which no evidence was produced—allegations that were, in fact, refuted through various audits, recounts, and other measures. The proposed changes appear to be rooted in partisan interests, not in the interests of all Georgia voters,” Carter said. 

Related: Trump Is The Best President In American History! Here’s The Proof

Carter Doubles Down

Not stopping there, Carter blasted arguments made by Republicans that “selectively referenced a report prepared by a 2005 commission that I co-chaired with former Secretary of State James Baker.”

The report in question looked into mail-in voting practices and recommended that more studies be done before voting by mail was adopted across the country.

“In the 16 years since the report’s release, vote-by-mail practices have progressed significantly as new technologies have been developed,” Carter said. “In light of these advances, I believe that voting by mail can be conducted in a manner that ensures election integrity.”

“This is just one of several ways to expand access to the voting process for voters across the state, regardless of political affiliation,” he concluded. “We must not promote confidence among one segment of the electorate by restricting the participation of others.”

This piece was written by James Samson on March 9, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette:
Gaetz Questions If ‘Transition To Harris Has Already Begun’ – ‘Joe Biden’s Had More Nap Time Than He’s Had Questions From Reporters’
Trump Pledges That He Will Campaign Against Lisa Murkowski In 2022
Trump Not Considering Replacing Pence On Potential 2024 Ticket, Jason Miller Claims


Recent Posts

FLASHBACK: Presidential Hopeful Nikki Haley Promoted the Bubba Wallace ‘Noose’ Hoax

The list of potential Republican presidential candidates for 2024 is growing faster than President Volodymyr…

14 hours ago

Speaker McCarthy Defends Police Officer Who Killed Ashli Babbitt: He ‘Did His Job’

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy defended Capitol Police officer Lieutenant Michael Byrd, who shot and killed…

14 hours ago

Joe Manchin’s Wife’s Organization Received $200 Million from Omnibus Bill

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy Included in the $1.7 trillion omnibus package supported by Sen. Joe Manchin…

15 hours ago

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders Set to Ban Drag Shows for Children in Arkansas

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is poised to sign a bill that will re-define drag…

17 hours ago

In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson Explained the Correct Way to Handle the Ukraine-Russia War

Editor's note: In his first inaugural address, after the "Revolution of 1800," President Thomas Jefferson…

17 hours ago

Trump Makes Impassioned Plea Calling for Peace, End to War in Ukraine

Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President in 2024, is calling for…

18 hours ago