“United States Is at Risk of Losing Our Treasured Democracy,” Jimmy Carter Said in a Statement
In advance of the one-year anniversary of the January 6 uprising, former President Jimmy Carter warned that “we are at serious risk of civil war and the loss of our cherished democracy.”
What it means and why it matters: Carter criticized politicians in his home state last year for attempting to impose voting restrictions, and he has continued to speak out against election meddling in the future.
This is what he’s saying: “One year ago today, a violent mob led by dishonest politicians stormed the Capitol and came dangerously close to stopping the democratic transition of power,” Carter wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday in The New York Times.
- According to the Democrat, “one year after the election, proponents of the lie that the election was stolen have taken control of one political party and stoked distrust in our electoral systems.” The Democrat continued, “These forces exert power and influence through relentless disinformation, which continues to turn Americans against Americans.”
- ‘Politicians in my home state of Georgia, as well as those in other states, such as Texas and Florida, have taken advantage of the distrust they have fostered in order to implement legislation that allows partisan legislatures to meddle in electoral processes,’ he added.