Canvass flips initial result in Kansas House race

Kansas Capitol

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — A state lawmaker from southeast Kansas has won re-election after canvasses in his House district confirmed the victory.

Democrat Ed Trimmer had trailed Republican challenger Larry Alley by six votes following the initial tallies from last Tuesday’s election.

But the Winfield Daily Courier reports ( ) Trimmer picked up 59 votes and Alley just 36 in Monday’s canvasses in the 79th House District. The result was a 17-vote victory for Trimmer in the district, which includes parts of Cowley and Sumner counties.

Alley said afterward he was proud of his volunteers, and he offered congratulations to Trimmer.

Alley could still request a recount, which would be conducted within five days.


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