Tuesday saw some of the last remaining major party primaries of 2022. The headline event of the night wasn’t a primary, however: It was a ballot measure in Kansas, and it was a big victory for abortion rights.

Elections can be important because of their immediate effects, or because of how political actors will interpret them — or both. This was both. The immediate substantive effect is straightforward: Kansas voters refused to change the state constitution to say there is no right to an abortion, so the state will remain a haven for abortion rights.

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