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Morning Digest: Kentucky's new Republican governor rescinds restoration of ex-felon voting rights

Leading Off: ? Voting Rights: In an absolutely revolting move, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin rescinded an executive order issued by his Democratic predecessor, Steve Beshear, that would have eased the way for up to 180,000 ex-felons to regain their voting rights. Bevin claimed during his gubernatorial campaign earlier this year that he supported the idea in principle, but now he's falling back on the absurd dodge that any change "must be addressed through the legislature"—which is very unlikely to ever happen with Republicans in charge of the state Senate.
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