Jimmy Carter speaks out against Georgia voting restriction bills

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Georgia legislators shouldn’t “turn back the clock” by passing bills that would reduce voting access. Carter spoke out after the state Senate voted Monday to pass legislation that would end no-excuse absentee voting and require ID from absentee voters. “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. They should proactively expand voter access through safe, secure administrative practices,” said Carter, a Democrat who served as presiden…

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