WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Two weeks after the August 2 election that gained national attention for the vote on abortion, some in the "Value Them Both" advocates say they think it may have been rigged – one man so convinced he put up more than $100,000 of his own money for a recount.

"Somebody had to do this. You know, I think if the Value Them Both committee had money left, I think they would have done it," said Mark Gietzen.

Gietzen is a well-known anti-abortion activist, the President of the Kansas Republican Assembly, and the man who put nearly $120,000 on his own credit card for a partial recount of the August 2nd abortion vote.

"We couldn't do 105 counties. All we could do was eight... [Including] the three largest counties," said Gietzen.

Gietzen says the funds he provided will pay for hand-recounts of the votes in Crawford, Douglas, Harvey, Jefferson, Johnson, Lyon, Sedgwick, and Shawnee counties.

Gietzen says his biggest concern is that the voting machines were rigged.

"What if we had that same malicious software? Taking the No and the Yes columns and switching them on Value Them Both? We don't know. Right now, nobody knows where we're at on the vote," said Gietzen.

Kansas Director of Elections Bryan Caskey says there's nothing wrong or illegal with what Gietzen is doing.

"I'm happy to do it. Again, I think anything that reinforces the integrity of our election results, I'm in favor. If the law allows us, we are happy to do this," said Caskey.

Caskey says the recount is already underway in many counties. Election Commissioner Angela Caudillo says Sedgwick County will start counting Wednesday morning.

Gietzen says no matter what the recount finds, it will still be worth the cost to him.

"I hope that we have, we end up with an election system that people can trust. If we win the Value Them Both, that would be wonderful. But I would, I would [still] do this. I already did it," said Gietzen.

If the results of the election end up overturned after the recount, the state must legally pay Gietzen his money back, diverting the cost to each county. But with such a huge Vote No victory, many experts say that likely won't happen.