‘Ongoing fight.’ What does Kansas’ strong vote for abortion rights mean for November?
Jae Gray, a field organizer with Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, posted signs at the watch party for election results Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the Overland Park Convention Center. - Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star/TNS

Democrats nationwide latched onto Kansas’ resounding affirmation of abortion rights as a sign of good things to come. The first referendum on abortion in a post-Roe America, Kansas is seen as a bellwether of voter opinion on the issue heading into the November midterms. The vote was a major win for abortion rights advocates in the state. But in Kansas it remains to be seen whether their momentum will translate to Democratic wins in November when the party will attempt to break up the Republican supermajority in the Legislature and re-elect Gov. Laura Kelly and U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids. Democra...