Jimmy Carter ‘disheartened, saddened, and angry’ over Georgia Republicans’ voting restrictions push


Former President Jimmy Carter slammed Georgia’s GOP lawmakers on Tuesday a day after the state’s Republican-controlled Senate passed legislation to limit mail-in voting almost exclusively to Georgians who are older, disabled or away from home on Election Day.

The efforts to “turn back the clock” on absentee voting have left him “disheartened, saddened and angry,” the 96-year-old Democrat said in a statement.

The legislation, which would end 15 years of allowing state voters to cast ballots by mail for any reason, and other restrictive voting measures passed by one chamber of Georgia’s General Assembly are expected to end up in conference committee, where lawmakers will seek to reconcile competing legislation into a final bill.

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