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Kansas abortion rights vote helps Democrats, Schumer says

Erin Woods for the Vote No on the Constitutional Amendment on Abortion canvases a neighborhood on August 01, 2022 in Lenexa, Kansas.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other leading Democrats on Wednesday said an unexpectedly strong vote to uphold the right to an abortion in “red” Kansas gives their party a boost over Republicans going into the fall midterms.

“Last night in the American heartland, the people of Kansas sent an unmistakable message to MAGA Republican extremists — back off women’s fundamental rights,” said Schumer, D-N.Y. referring to the “Make America Great Again” battle cry of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

With an extremely high turnout, Kansans on Tuesday voted 59% to 41% against a proposed constitutional amendment that would let the state’s Republican-controlled legislature either ban or severely restrict…

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