The Carter quote is from 2012, but the above is the election I said was confirmed to be legitimate by international observers. If the Wikipedia article makes no mention of that, it once again shows it is a bad source you can't solely base your opinion on.I don't know when that statement was made, but the 2018 election wasn't that perfect:
https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13830On Monday an international observer mission led by the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA), comprised of former top electoral officials from throughout the region, said the election was clean.
"Technically, up until today, we have not observed any element that could disqualify the electoral process," said CEELA President Nicanor Moscoso in a press conference.
"We can emphasize that these elections must be recognized, because they are the result of the will of the Venezuelan people," he added.