Hundreds rally for felon voting rights

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Hundreds rallied in Frankfort in support of felons right to vote.

The Voting Rights Coalition estimates more than 300,000 felons in the state don’t have the right to vote.

The state requires a pardon from the governor to have voting rights reinstated.

During the rally, supporters had an executive order for people to sign to show their support.

They delivered the executive order to Governor Bevin in hopes that he will sign it.

“I feel bad for them, I know what it’s like, it drags you down. It makes you feel like you’re in a different class of person. It’s meant to make you feel like you’re beneath everyone else,” said James Sweasy, Supporter.

There is a bill being considered that would reinstate felons voting rights automatically once their time is served.

Kentucky is one of three states that does not do this.

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