The Latest: Carter: presidential choices "quite unpopular"

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) " The Latest on comments made by former President Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis: (all times local):

4 p.m.

Former President Jimmy Carter says both major presidential candidates are unpopular, but he's knows who's more qualified and he's voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.

The 91-year-old Carter spoke with The Associated Press on Monday on the site of a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis.

Carter, considered a worldwide ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, said he does not like to advocate for particular issues because he works equally with Republicans, Democrats and people of many religious beliefs in his role with the home building charity. But he did say that "everybody knows that I'm a Democrat, and I'll be voting Democratic."

He added that "the way it's turned out, both choices in the major parties are quite unpopular, but I don't have any doubt that one of the candidates is better qualified than the other."

Clinton, a former First Lady and Secretary of State, is running against Republican billionaire businessman Donald Trump.

12:15 p.m.

Former President Jimmy Carter says he didn't think he was going to live longer than two or three weeks as he battled brain cancer a year ago.

Carter spoke at a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis on Monday. The 91-year-old Carter is being joined by 1,500 volunteers during a weeklong effort to build 19 homes.

Carter revealed in August 2015 that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain. He said in March that he no longer needs cancer treatment.

Carter said that a year ago, doctors had removed part of his liver and had found four places in his brain where he had cancer. He said: "I thought I just had a few weeks to live."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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