Jimmy Carter Reveals That He Voted For Bernie Sanders In Democratic Primary

May 8, 2017, Atlanta: Former President Jimmy Carter is joined by Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss human rights during the Human Rights Defenders Forum at the Carter Center on Monday, May 8, 2017, in Atlanta.    Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Former President Jimmy Carter slyly revealed who he voted for in the Democratic primary Monday — and it seems he’s still feeling the Bern.

Carter dropped a mention of his vote to the crowd at the Carter Center, where Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined him for a discussion about global peace and human rights.

During the lengthy talk, Sanders mentioned the Unites States’ low voter turnout rates and how that tends to swing elections for conservatives. That statement apparently struck a chord with Carter.

“Can y’all see why I voted for him?” Carter said to some laughs from the crowd.

Carter previously stayed mostly mum about the 2016 election, declining to endorse either candidate in the primary and quietly endorsing Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, calling her “unpopular” in his endorsement.

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