"One of every 11 Kentucky citizens of voting age, or 312,000 people, cannot vote according to Felony Disenfranchisement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, an updated 2017 report of the Kentucky League of Women Voters." In order to clear its reputation as the state with the highest rate of disenfranchisement of African American voters, Kenutcky needs to go further with its bill to ease the transition of former felons into communities by restoring their voting rights: https://goo.gl/2VQPdd
America Votes President Greg Speed published his Medium blog post discussing the implications of recent voting rights wins in North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. His piece, “The end of the war on voting?” calls for an end to the assault on voting rights.
To end the war on voting, the Republican Party must concede defeat — for its own good and the country’s. In a rapidly changing nation, it’s vital for American democracy that both parties actively compete for the votes of people of color.
The GOP will never return to its roots as the Party of Lincoln or truly compete for non-white voters if its leadership continues these schemes to deny people of color their right to vote instead of simply trying to win their votes. Isn’t that how a democracy is supposed to work?
KY can lower high rate of disenfranchisement by adding restoration of voting rights for former felons to new bill: https://t.co/imw23tjici