Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bevin's Personal Vote Suppression

Speaking of voting, Governor Lying Coward has been caught lying about his accomplishments.  Again.

Tom Loftus at the Courier:

 During his campaign for governor and since his election, Matt Bevin has said he supports restoring civil rights to nonviolent felons who have completed their sentences.

Yet through his first 10 months in office, Bevin has not restored the civil rights, which include the right to vote, to a single person.

Bevin’s record on rights restoration contrasts with his two immediate predecessors, according to records of the Kentucky Secretary of State, where the restoration orders are filed.

Democrat Steve Beshear issued an average of 1,190 restorations of civil rights per year during his eight years in office.

And Beshear’s Republican predecessor, Ernie Fletcher, averaged 277 restorations per year during his 2003-07 term.

“My basic reaction is outrage,” said Rep. Darryl Owens of Bevin’s failure to issue any restorations. “You have a number of people who want to vote, who have requested the right to vote, who for no apparent reason are being denied that right by the governor. It’s heartbreaking. It’s frustrating.”
No, Rep.Owens, it's not frustrating.  It's the standard unconstitutional behavior of elected repugs. 

And the reason they're denied is because Gov. Racist Motherfucker thinks they're likely to vote Democratic.

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