Johnson County Race Known For Stolen Signs Still Undecided

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The outcome of a Johnson County Commission race popularized by a videotape showing the incumbent stealing his opponent's campaign signs won't be known until Tuesday.

Election Commissioner Brian Newby said thousands of provisional ballots must be sorted and counted before a winner emerges. County Commissioner John Toplikar was trailing challenger Calvin Hayden by 52 votes. Toplikar had 17,580 votes to Hayden’s 17,632.

Toplikar became controversial when a video -- posted on YouTube -- showed him taking Hayden’s campaign signs.

Another close race is between Kansas Rep. Gene Rardin, a Democrat, and Republican Jim Yonally. Rardin was up 5,384 to Yonally’s 5,297 -- an 87-vote margin.

Kansas legislative races that are closer than 100 votes could change with provisional ballots.

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