What Kansas Abortion Vote Means for Democrats, Republicans in the Midterms

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2022
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The decision by Kansas voters to protect their abortion rights is a taste of how the overturning of Roe v. Wade could impact November's midterm elections.

In the first electoral test since the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling giving women a federal right to an abortion in June, more than 59 percent of people in Kansas backed upholding the state's constitutional right for women to access the procedure.

Given that former Republican President Donald Trump won the state by 15 points (56-41) only two years ago, Monday's referendum result is considered a landslide, pointing to unhappiness with...

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