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Monday, August 22, 2022

TOPEKA – Today, Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced the 2022 Primary Election recount results for the three requested races- House District 118, State Treasurer, and the Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment.

The right to request a recount of election results has been in place since 1978.

“Recounts are conducted by the county election offices,” said Schwab.

“The results of this unprecedented recount of more than half the ballots cast in the 2022 Kansas primary election, with less than 2/100ths of a percent difference in the county canvasses and the recount process, proves once and for all that there is no systemic election fraud in our state’s election process. Kansans should be confident that these results put to rest the unfounded claims of election fraud in our state and know that our elections are secure and that their vote counted,” said Schwab.

Schwab also praised the work of county election officials and volunteer election workers. “Over the last month, county election officials and election volunteers have worked tirelessly to administer a secure election and complete the recount requests. I have immense gratitude for their hard work and commitment to a safe and secure election process.”

Generally, recounts reflect county canvass certified vote totals. However, when a recount is conducted, especially by hand, minor discrepancies in vote totals can occur. For example, an election board worker reviewing a hand-completed ballot during a recount may make a different determination than an election board worker makes during the initial vote count (canvass). Following the recount completion, counties are required to submit the results to the Secretary of State’s office. The recount results on the website provide a comparison between county canvass vote totals and recount numbers.