Legal Fight From Special Topeka Vote Not Expected

Aug 29, 2012

Officials do not expect a special election in Topeka to result in a legal battle because it didn’t reverse the outcome of a Republican primary for the Kansas House. 

Shawnee County officials Wednesday certified the results from the special election. It was held Tuesday for a single polling place in Topeka where some voters received the wrong ballots in the Aug. 7 primary election.

The results show Shanti Gandhi, a Topeka physician, won the GOP primary in the 52nd Kansas House District by 46 votes over Dick Jones, a former naval and U.S. State Department officer. Gandhi had been the leader after voting Aug. 7.

The results will be reviewed Friday by the State Board of Canvassers, which must certify results statewide for them to become official.