Skirting around the law and acting by fiat. Obama would be proud of him.
Via NY Post:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued conditional pardons restoring voting rights to more than 24,000 parolees — including cop killer Herman Bell, who was released from prison last month.
The pardons cover 24,086 ex-cons who are currently under parole supervision, the governor’s office said Tuesday.
Cuomo issued an executive order last month which gave him the authority to issue pardons so ex-cons could vote while on parole.
Bell is among the among the felons whose voting rights were reinstated, records show.
The state Department of Corrections and Community website lists Bell as being released to parole supervision on April 27.
Bell, 70, spent more than 40 years behind bars before walking out of the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in upstate Wallkill.