Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter

Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter

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Democracy Score

Very Poor
Signed Texas amicus brief
Objected to certification of electoral college votes in one or more states
Made false and/or irresponsible public statements against democratic system
Voted against impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted against creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack
Voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Rep. Buddy Carter represents Georgia’s 1st district in the House.

Rep. Carter was a signatory of the Texas amicus brief which would’ve disenfranchised voters in his home state, as well as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He alleged the states “unconstitutionally bypassed their state legislatures to change how presidential electors are chosen,” a claim that was thrown out by the Supreme Court.

Neither this nor the Capitol insurrection were enough to deter Rep. Carter from continuing to lie about the 2020 election, and he voted against certifying the Electoral College results.

Rep. Carter did not vote in support of the bipartisan commission proposal to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.