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Even After Recount, Anti-Abortion Activists Will Keep Fighting Kansas Vote Results

Voters resoundingly rejected an effort to allow new restrictions on abortion access in the state.

A woman places signs on a podium before an primary election watch party in Overland Park, Kansas.

A woman places signs on a podium before an primary election watch party in Overland Park, Kansas.

Photographer: Dave Kaup/AFP/Getty Images

Anti-abortion activists are calling for a second recount in a Kansas election that saw voters resoundingly reject an effort to allow new restrictions on abortion access. The move comes amid baseless conspiracy theories over voter fraud and underscores a growing movement on the right for election deniers to challenge results they don’t agree with. 

Officials on Sunday finished a recount sought by Melissa Leavitt, an election conspiracy theorist who was advancing unfounded voter fraud allegations. The recount affirmed the results of the early August ballot, for which voters turned out in droves, the Kansas City Star reported