Bevin talks voting rights, hasn't restored any

Tom Loftus
October 8, 2016
The Courier-Journal

“I’ve always been guided by the principle of looking at what people do, not what they say,” said [Rep. Darryl] Owens, who has sponsored bills in recent sessions to allow automatic restoration of civil rights for felons (with some exceptions including violent crimes and sexual offenses) upon completion of all terms of their sentences. Those bills have easily passed the Democratic House but been blocked in the Republican Senate. “The reality is, he’s received the applications and it’s his job to determine whether or not to grant them. But to do nothing – absolutely nothing for nearly a year – defies logic.”

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