Politics & Government

January 16, 2014 4:38 PM

House overwhelmingly approves measure to give most ex-felons voting rights

The state House gave retiring Rep. Jesse Crenshaw, D-Lexington, a standing ovation Thursday for his persistence over the years in pushing a constitutional amendment to give most ex-felons the right to vote, then voted 82-12 to send his measure to the Senate.

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