Akin would have to pay for the re-printing of whatever ballots have already been printed, but it's unclear how much that would be.
A significant number of Republicans think abortion should be illegal in all cases, but there are big differences among GOP groups.
For Republicans, Akin is a toxic combination of totally important to their Senate majority and totally unwilling to listen to party leaders.
Rep. Todd Akin's first interview since his "legitimate rape" comments in an interview aired Sunday.
Rep. Todd Akin's Senate campaign might be effectively over, but not for the part of his comment that people are focusing on.
The Missouri congressman's statement about "legitimate rape" harkens back to Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign. And he faces a similar task in his race.