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Bill Straub: Comity, progress gone, we must protect voting rights to hold on to democratic process

If you’re black or brown or poor, it’s obvious now that Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root-‘n-Branch’’ McConnell couldn’t care less about your sacred right to vote. House Bill 1 in the 116th Congress is titled the For the People Act, and is intended to address many of the glaring deficiencies in the nation’s electoral system. It strengthens campaign finance laws, establishes new...

Attorney general launches new initiative to fight proliferation of voter-suppression laws

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A new initiative to protect Kentuckians from potential voter suppression during Tuesday’s primary election was announced last week by Attorney General Andy Beshear. Beshear said voter-suppression laws are springing up across the nation to disproportionately exclude low-income, minority and disabled voters, so Kentucky must have a sustained commitment to fight such laws....