WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The ultimate Kansas county that was recounting ballots from an Aug. 2 vote that affirmed abortion rights within the state was anticipated to launch its numbers Sunday.
Sedgwick County officers missed Saturday’s deadline to finish the recount as a result of the election commissioner there discovered some issues she wished to double verify. It wasn’t instantly clear what the issues had been. The county scheduled its canvassing board assembly for Sunday afternoon.
Eight different counties accomplished the recount on time, and the numbers they launched did little to alter the preliminary tally. Election officers stated small adjustments in vote totals had been usually made due to human error, corresponding to voters making unclear marks on their ballots that weren’t acknowledged when machines scanned them.
The poll measure would have eliminated protections for abortion rights from the Kansas Structure and given to the Legislature the facility to additional prohibit or ban abortion. It failed by 18 proportion factors, or 165,000 votes statewide.
9 counties had been required at hand recount the votes on the request of two anti-abortion activists who questioned election procedures however didn’t present proof of any particular issues.
Along with Wichita’s Sedgwick County, votes had been recounted in suburban Kansas Metropolis’s Johnson County; Shawnee County, which is dwelling to Topeka; Douglas County, dwelling to the College of Kansas’ important campus; and the smaller counties of Crawford, Harvey, Jefferson, Lyon and Thomas. Supporters of sustaining abortion rights received in all these counties besides Thomas.
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