Election Confusion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Two candidates in a Republican primary for a Kansas House seat from Topeka say they won’t pursue any court challenges now that an unusual special election has settled the contest.

Shawnee County officials on Wednesday certified the results from Tuesday’s special election, which was limited to a single Topeka polling place where some voters got the wrong ballots in the Aug. 7 primary.

The only race still in doubt from the mix-up was for the Republican nomination in the 52nd House District. The final results show Topeka physician Shanti Gandhi defeating retired Navy and State Department officer Dick Jones by 46 votes.

Both said Wednesday that they won’t challenge the results after they’re reviewed by the State Board of Canvassers. It meets Friday.