Felon Voting Rights Has Bi-partisan Support

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Giving felons the right to vote back is once again in the headlines.

Kentucky's junior Senator and Bowling Green resident Sen. Rand Paul plans to introduce federal legislation to give some convicted felons their voting rights back.

State Rep. Wilson Stone, D-Scottsville approves of this idea that has bi-partisan support.

"There's a rather large population of folks who feel disenfranchised by their own government. Even though they've done wrong, they've paid their price and I think they ought to be able to participate again. I think more folks are seeing that as what we need to do to be fair and what we need to do to make the best possible government happen," said Stone.

Both Sen. Paul and Rep. Stone both support those convicted of non-violent felonies to get their voting rights back.

This measure failed in the Kentucky legislature earlier this year.

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