Democrats hopeful Kansas abortion result will boost midterm chances

US Democrats believe their party could prosper in this year’s midterm elections after voters in the Republican stronghold of Kansas resoundingly rejected a proposal to remove the right to abortion from the State Constitution.

The first test of voter sentiment after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade saw a major win for pro-choice advocates, with a landslide victory of more than 20 percentage points.

The result has sent shockwaves through the US political landscape ahead of November’s midterm elections, with Democrats now seeing a glimmer of hope that they may avoid their predicted drubbing.

Mr Biden’s party is polling behind the Republicans in key battleground states, but the issue of abortion could have a galvanising effect on swing voters keen to protect the right to choose.

On Wednesday evening, Mr Biden went on the attack, saying the Republican party has “no clue about the power of American women.”

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