Kansas could have to recount the abortion access vote by hand, despite a 165,000 margin

Abortion-rights advocates gather outside a the Kansas Statehouse to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion Friday, June 24, 2022, in Topeka, Kan
The recent Kansas vote to allow abortion in the state is to be recounted by hand. 
Melissa Leavitt has lobbied for the recount, citing that she has “seen data.”
There has been no evidence of any issues with the vote. 

The recent Kansas vote to allow abortion in the state is to be recounted by hand after a civilian request, even though there was a 165,000-vote difference in favor of allowing abortion, AP reports. 

On August 3, Kansas voters resoundingly rejected an amendment that, if passed, would have established no right to abortion or public funding for abortion under the state constitution. It was hailed as a victory by pro-choice campaigners in the solidly red state. It came weeks after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Despite the significant vote margin, Melissa Leavitt of Colby from western Kansas has…

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