Abortion foe puts up credit card to cover partial recount of abortion amendment

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Abortion opponent Mark Gietzen agreed to put about $118,000 on his credit card to cover a partial recount of the constitutional amendment on abortion, a state election official said Monday.

Gietzen charged $118,144 to his credit card to cover the cost of hand recounts in eight counties, said Whitney Tempel, spokesperson for Secretary of State Scott Schwab.

The secretary of state's office also received a separate $1,500 payment from an unidentified third party seeking a hand recount in Thomas County, Tempel said.

Meanwhile, state Sen. Caryn Tyson has curtailed her request for a recount in the . . .

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