Kansas plans to recount abortion amendment vote, despite proposal’s landslide defeat
Kansans for Constitutional Freedom and supporters celebrated their election victory at a watch party at the Overland Park Convention Center. - Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star/TNS

Kansas election officials plan to conduct a statewide recount of the vote rejecting an amendment to remove abortion rights from the state constitution after a citizen posted a $200,000 bond for the recount, the state Secretary of State’s Office said. Separately, Kansas state Sen. Caryn Tyson asked for a recount in 55 counties in the Republican race for Kansas treasurer. Tyson, of Parker, currently trails state Rep. Steven Johnson, of Assaria, by 375 votes. Melissa Leavitt, who has been fundraising for a recount based on vague suspicions of fraud, asked for the abortion amendment recount ahead ...