Kansas will recount abortion amendment votes by hand

Kansas will recount abortion amendment votes by hand

Aug 13, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • Every ballot cast in Kansas’ vote rejecting an amendment to strip abortion rights from the state’s constitution will be recounted by hand — despite the proposal’s landslide defeat.
  • Whitney Tempel, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office, confirmed that Colby resident Melissa Leavitt has already posted the $200,000 bond required to cover the cost of the process.
  • Leavitt, who has also been fundraising for the recount in recent days, made the request on Friday just ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline, citing unconfirmed suspicions of fraud.
  • A long line of voters wraps around the Sedgwick County Historic Courthouse in Wichita, Kan., on the last day of early voting on Aug. 1, 2022.

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