Abortion amendment recount awaits financial commitment

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A statewide recount of the defeated constitutional amendment on abortion has not begun yet as state officials await on a financial commitment to cover the cost.

A spokesperson for the secretary of state's office said Monday morning that the recount would not start until there's a financial guaranty to cover the $230,000 expense.

Despite widespread media reports on Friday, Melissa Leavitt of Colby did not post a bond to pay for the expense of the abortion amendment.

Abortion opponent Mark Gietzen on Friday put up a credit card from the Kansas . . .

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