Associated Press calls for passage of Marsy’s Law, defeat for increase in judge terms

Marsy's Law on the ballot
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Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:26 PM EST
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(AP) - The Associated Press has called that Kentucky Amendment 1, also known as Marsy’s Law, has been approved by Kentucky voters.

AP has also called that Kentucky Amendment 2, calling for the increase in the length of judicial terms in the state, has been defeated by Kentucky voters.

Senator Whitney Westerfield, shared the following statement over the approval of Constitutional Amendment 1 (Marsy’s Law) by Kentucky voters: "On behalf of tens of thousands of crime victims statewide, thank you, Kentuckians, for voting YES to approve Amendment 1. Marsy’s Law for Kentucky will correct the troubling imbalance our current justice system allows — finally giving victims constitutionally protected rights equal to those of the accused and convicted. Countless elected officials, community leaders, and advocates across the Commonwealth have fought for years to ensure that crime victims are given the voice and dignity they deserve, and today that worthy goal has become a reality.”

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