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Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

Sep. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country's most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a...

Judge throws out Colorado clerk's recount challenge

Sep. 06, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a primary election recount lost by an indicted Colorado county clerk who alleged voting fraud in her failed bid to become the state's top election official. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters filed a lawsuit objecting to...

Kansas GOP governor candidate 'respects' vote on abortion

Sep. 01, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor in Kansas said Thursday that if he is elected he will respect voters' overwhelming rejection of an amendment that would have removed the right to abortion from the state's constitution. Attorney General Derek Schmidt,...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 30, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 30, 2022. Editorial: Allegations of racism keep dogging this Kansas college. Time for a leadership change Change can be slow, but in some cases patience is necessary. Two years ago, we called out the unfair policies that singled out Black...

Kansas activist sues for a statewide abortion recount

Aug. 24, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas anti-abortion activist is suing for a complete hand recount of an election in which voters soundly rejected a proposal to remove abortion rights from the state’s constitution. Mark Gietzen is representing himself in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in...

Kansas recount confirms results in favor of abortion rights

Aug. 24, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights in traditionally conservative Kansas was confirmed with a partial hand recount, with fewer than 100 votes changing after the last county reported results Sunday. Nine of the state’s 105 counties recounted...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 24, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 20, 2022. Editorial: Give it up, Mark Gietzen. You can’t Donald Trump your way out of Kansas abortion vote From the moment it was proposed, it was clear that the hand recount of the Kansas abortion amendment vote had no chance of changing...

Kansas abortion vote: Why recount with such a large margin?

Aug. 22, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights has been affirmed through a partial hand recount, a move forced by two Republican activists. Nine of the state’s 105 counties conducted the recount at the request of Melissa Leavitt, of Colby, in far...

Recount affirms Olsen win over Barry in 2nd District race

Aug. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recount completed Monday of the Republican primary for south-central Wisconsin's 2nd District reaffirmed the leading candidate's narrow victory. Results before the recount had attorney Erik Olsen defeating landscaping supervisor Charity Barry by 74 votes in...

Little change in Kansas abortion recall; 1 county not done

Aug. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Results from eight of nine Kansas counties that recounted ballots found fewer than 35 changed votes from the Aug. 2 election, when voters soundly rejected a proposed amendment that would have removed abortion rights from the state’s constitution. The counties...