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

Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday revealed he supported Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness 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.


“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 ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida 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.”

He said in August that neither Clinton nor then-GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE were liked by voters but that he would vote for Clinton.

“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.

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