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Anti-abortion group's endorsement ads appear and reappear at polling place

An anti-abortion group’s voters’ guides showed up on a table near the entrance to a Wichita polling site Tuesday, according to observers.

The Kansans for Life guides, which carried the group’s candidate endorsements, were placed on a table in the entry to Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Voters passed through the area on their way to the church gymnasium to vote.

Attorney William Deer, who was not affiliated with any campaign, picked up two copies of the voter cards and reported them to poll workers.

He said because the cards endorsed specific candidates, they constitute illegal electioneering with the 250-limit around polling places.

Among the candidates endorsed in the flier was 4th District congressional candidate Mike Pompeo, a member of the Eastminster congregation.

Earlier today, observers representing the Wink Hartman and Jean Schodorf campaigns had objected to the presence of copies of the voting guide in the church entryway.

They were removed, but new copies were back a couple of hours later.

The poll judge at the church declined comment. Election Commissioner Bill Gale could not immediately be reached.

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