The Kentucky House on Wednesday rejected changes to a bill that would automatically restore voting rights to many felons. This throws out a set of revisions from the Republican-controlled Senate that would have reduced the number of affected felons by more than half.
State Rep. Jesse Crenshaw, a Lexington Democrat, implored colleagues to vote against the changes.
“The Senate committee substitute is a totally different bill. It does not accomplish what House Bill 70 was intended to accomplish,” Crenshaw says.