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In Carter's home county, voting rights case tests democracy
Sumter County embroiled in court fight over voting rights, redistricting
In this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, the sun rises behind Main Street in the hometown of former President Jimmy Carter in Plains, Ga. Former President Jimmy Carter's home county in rural south Georgia has been embroiled in a costly voting rights lawsuit that experts say could soon be replicated nationwide. - photo by Associated Press
PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter's hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters, and tourists mill around the train depot that served as his 1976 campaign headquarters.
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