Wait, does that say Iowa? This is a hardcore Republican state with a Republican governor, what is going on here?
Ohhhh, the governor is a woman.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would sign an executive order to restore voting rights to paroled felons.
Iowa is the only state in the U.S. to bar all felons from voting unless the governor approves a voting rights application.
“We’re working on that right now, sitting down with various groups, listening to what they think is important what is contained in that executive order and then I’ve got my legal team working on it,” Reynolds told reporters Tuesday, according to Radio Iowa.
Reynolds said that she would do so before the November election, according to the radio station.
Activists said Reynolds, a Republican, told them in a meeting she would sign the executive order by late summer or early fall. Some are demanding the order sooner.
“That’s too late! That’s too late,” activists, including members of Des Moines Black Lives Matter, chanted at the Iowa Capitol after the meeting with Reynolds.
Matthew Bruce, an organizer with Des Moines Black Lives Matter, told reporters that Reynolds “wants time to develop the programs, she wants time to write the language up, but honestly … it’s too long.”
Reynold’s communications director did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
So the Republican governor is pushing for blacks to be able to undermine her own party. Because, ostensibly, she feels bad for black people.
This is reason #45,129,209 why you do not want women in your right-wing movement.