Jimmy Carter: ‘Baseless’ claims of rigged vote cause harm

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter says allegations that this fall’s elections will be rigged are “baseless.”

The former president released a statement on Wednesday along with The Carter Center, the human rights organization he founded after leaving the White House. Carter’s statement doesn’t specifically mention Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has repeatedly complained that the election is rigged against him.

The Carter Center has monitored more than 100 elections around the world, but never in the U.S. Carter says he’s seen “problematic” elections in that work.

Carter says “allegations of potential rigging of U.S. elections, as well as of widespread voter fraud, are baseless, serving only to undermine confidence in our democratic processes and inflame tensions.”

The Carter Center says it has “great confidence” in the integrity of U.S. elections.

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