Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kentucky restores voting rights to former felons

Amazing! Kentucky is obeying the Constitution!

Today, outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order restoring voting rights to most people convicted of nonviolent felonies. This brings the Bluegrass State in line with most other states and with constitutional protections of the right to vote. About 180,000 Kentuckians will be able to vote thanks to this order.

Lawmakers had tried to pass a bill to do this, but Republicans in the Kentucky Senate had blocked the measure.

(Source: http://www.wcpo.com/news/state/state-kentucky/kentucky-gov-steve-beshear-restores-voting-rights-for-some-felons)