Kentucky May Soon Restore Voting Rights To 200,000 People With Felony Convictions

Posted on AllSides March 6th, 2021
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For most of 2020, Savvy Shabazz traversed the state of Kentucky to help register Kentuckians like him, with prior felony convictions that had left them permanently barred from voting. All the while, he kept one eye on his cellphone, waiting for a call that would allow him to register and cast a ballot in November too.

After winning election in 2019, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) immediately signed an executive order restoring the right to vote to many people with felony convictions. Since then, more than 180,000 Kentuckians have had...

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