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'Still on the sideline': Kentucky has some of the strictest voting restrictions on convicted felons

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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COVINGTON, Ky. — Tuesday is Election Day in Kentucky, but not everyone in the state can vote. Research shows Kentucky is one of the strictest states in the country when it comes to voting rights for people convicted of a felony. “I can't vote,” said Marcus Jackson, who has spent years advocating for the restoration of voting rights for formerly incarcerated people. Jackson was convicted of a felony in 1992. His charges include second-degree assault. It’s a crime he maintains he did not commit. “I was stuck in this horrible...

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