Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bevin's Shame

Could be just about anything and everything, right?  But today we'll focus on how Bevin's Kentucky leads the nation in unconstitutional stripping of voting rights from African-Americans. From Political Animal:
* The Sentencing Project recently released a report titled: 6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016.” Here are a couple of the key findings:
As of 2016, an estimated 6.1 million people are disenfranchised due to a felony conviction, a figure that has escalated dramatically in recent decades as the population under criminal justice supervision has increased.
One in 13 African Americans of voting age is disenfranchised, a rate more than four times greater than that of non-African Americans.
They also provide this map to show the percentage of African American felony disenfranchisement by state:

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