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Kentucky's Beshear restores voting rights to over 100,000 convicted felons days after inauguration

Added 12-12-19 07:29:02pm EST - “Kentucky Gov.? Andy Beshear? signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights to nearly 140,000 convicted felons, making good on an inaugural promise he made just days ago after being sworn in.?” - Foxnews.com

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The order will restore voting rights to more than 100,000 men and women who have paid their debt to society.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights to nearly 140,000 convicted felons, making good on an inaugural promise he made just days ago after being sworn in.

The order applies to Kentuckians who have committed non-violent offenses and have completed their sentences and does not include sex offenders, rapists or murderers, Beshear, a Democrat, said to a group of voting rights supporters.

Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear signs an executive order to reinstate the voting rights of over 100,000 non-violent felons who have completed their sentences, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

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