Kentucky’s new Democrat governor Andy Beshear got into office about five minutes ago, but he is wasting no time.
As one of his first priorities, he is trying to restore voting rights to 100,000 felons.
Why do you think he is doing that? Isn’t it obvious?
It’s all about the 2020 election.
The Hill reports:
New Kentucky governor to sign order restoring voting rights to 100K felons
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) pledged to soon restore voting rights to over 100,000 people with felony convictions in his Tuesday inaugural speech.
“My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect,” Beshear said outside the state Capitol, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “My faith also teaches forgiveness.”
“That’s why on Thursday I will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to over a hundred thousand men and women who have done wrong in the past but are doing right now. They deserve to participate in our great democracy,” he added.
His address reportedly did not give additional details on the order or subsequent rights restoration process.
Just two states, Kentucky and Iowa, currently deny the right to vote to anyone convicted of a felony. In Kentucky, only the governor can give back voting rights.
Remember how excited Democrats were to win this governorship? This is why.
Just look who’s tweeting about this:
If you need more proof that elections matter, Kentucky’s new Democratic governor’s, @AndyBeshearKY, first act will be to restore voting rights to 140,000 Kentuckians.
In his words, it’s about treating everyone “with dignity and respect” because “everyone counts” in a democracy. https://t.co/4Mq50LADXA
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) December 12, 2019
Reminder: The Dems had huge wins in Virginia, Louisiana and Kentucky recently, as voters overwhelmingly rejected Trump and the GOP.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) December 10, 2019
Nothing happens by accident.
This is a blatantly political move to shift the 2020 election to the Democrats.