More KY Felons Kept From Voting Than Most Other States

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Updated: 2/12/2013 8:00 pm
One out of every 14 Kentucky adults can't vote because they're convicted felons.

That's according to the League of Women Voters.

It adds up to about a quarter-million Kentuckians.

The League's report says Kentucky has the third-highest rate of people who can't vote, because of felony convictions.

Kentucky has the second-highest rate among African-Americans.

The report also says Kentucky is one of just four states to prevent all felons from voting, even after they've completed their sentences.

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