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Jimmy Carter Voted for Bernie Sanders

The Washington Post

Jimmy Carter and the Clintons have long had a frosty relationship. In 1992, he declined to endorse Bill Clinton, saying “people are looking for somebody who is honest and tells the truth.”

Four years later — when he was the only living Democratic ex-president — he skipped the Democratic National Convention entirely. And when Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2008, Carter endorsed Barack Obama, saying at the time she needed to “give it up.”

He changed gears in 2016, endorsing Clinton’s historic presidential bid during the Democratic National Convention in July — but not before casting a ballot for her opponent, apparently.

On Monday, Carter, 92, told an audience in Georgia that he had voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over the former secretary of state.

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