The outgoing governor pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 400 people as he left office, prompting calls for an investigation.
In one case that has drawn particular attention, he pardoned a murderer whose family raised big money to pay off Bevin's campaign debt.
Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost his seat in November, has issued 428 pardons in his final days in office. Many of those pardoned are controversial, violent felons. Prosecutors are dismayed.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday he is dropping his run for the White House, crowded out of a large field of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Bullock, 53, entered the race late and was never able to make up the lost ground as a moderate whose strongest selling point was his 2016 reelection as governor in [
Newly sworn-in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear restored voting rights for over 140,000 former felons in the state through an executive order, his office announced Thursday.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) will sign an executive order Thursday restoring voting rights to more than 100,000 felons who have completed their sentences, he said Tuesday.Beshear, who narrowly beat Gov. Matt Bevi
Governor Matt Bevin's pardons included a convicted murderer, whose brother donated to his campaign.
The new Democratic governor will return the vote to as many as 140,000 non-violent former felons.
More than 140,000 convicted felons will now be eligible to vote in the state of Kentucky thanks to an executive order by newly elected Democrat Governor Andy Beshear.