Moscow Mitch wanted to keep 175,000 Kentucky voters off the rolls. It didn’t work out.

  • 10/16/2019 12:44 pm ET Sunny Hundal

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While Washington was focused on impeachment, a major development in Kentucky passed almost without notice.

But it could have a significant impact on GOP fortunes in the state.

On Monday the Kentucky Democratic Party won a court battle to restore nearly 200,000 voters to regular voting rolls after they were taken off by the GOP.

The state Board of Elections had placed 175,000 voters on an ‘inactive’ list this year, despite an upcoming pivotal election on Nov. 5th. Kentucky Democrats said that prematurely moving those names to an inactive list, which should not happen until 2022, made it much harder for citizens to vote. The BOE argued it was simply following a 2017 federal consent decree.

“We’re very pleased with Judge Wingate’s quick ruling to restore all voters back to a single master voter list and believe this decision was necessary to protect Kentucky voters and ensure the integrity of the 2019 election,” said the Democratic Party’s chair Ben Self.

In November this year, Kentucky voters will be able to choose a new Governor. The incumbent GOP Gov Matt Bevin is the country’s least popular governor and being challenged by the popular Democrat Andy Beshear.

Matt Bevin repeatedly attacked striking teachers in his state and mocked children for not going to school when temperatures were dangerously low, according to The National Memo.

The ruling is also a headache for Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, who is fighting off accusations that he is doing Moscow’s bidding in refusing to protect the integrity of American elections.

Last week it was revealed that Mitch McConnell’s challenger Amy McGrath raised $10.7 million in third quarter this year to challenge “Moscow Mitch” for his Senate seat in Kentucky.

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