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One vote stands between candidates for KS House seat

Kansas Capitol
Posted at 5:28 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 06:51:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With 100 percent of precincts reporting, one vote stood between the Democratic candidates for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City, Kansas, after the Aug. 4 primary election.

Democratic challenger Aaron Coleman led current Democrat incumbent, Stan S. Frownfelter 768 to 767 votes after ballots were counted Tuesday night.

KS House District 37

Frownfelter has held the seat since 2007.

With just one vote separating the outcome, a recount will likely be called and late mail-in ballots could make all the difference.

A recount has to be called by a candidate the day following the election and has to be completed within five days.

Mail-in ballots in Wyandotte County must be received or postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day, meaning some mailed in the few days before the election could still arrive and meet the postmark deadline, allowing them to be counted.

There is no Republican challenger for the seat on the November ballot, so whichever Democrat ends up winning the seat will represent Kansas City at the state capitol.

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