The Republican Primary For Kansas Governor Still Unofficial As Vote Too Close To Call

KANSAS – The Republican primary for Kansas governor remains too close to call as of Wednesday morning, with Kris Kobach, an ally of President Trump, holding a lead of less than 200 votes over incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer as the final results remain to be tallied.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who previously served as the vice chairman of Trump’s now-disbanded voting integrity commission, had 126,257 votes to Colyer’s 126,066 with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Those tallies could change as provisional and mail-in ballots continue to trickle in, and the secretary of state’s office said Wednesday morning in a Twitter post that results remain unofficial.

“All precincts have reported. Reminders: results are unofficial. Provisional ballots are not included. Some hand-counted paper ballots are not included. Ballots that were postmarked on or before yesterday and received by Friday will be included in final totals.”

Candidates may request a recount, and the cost is by the candidate or the counties, depending on the result as Kansas law does not call for an automatic recount in close races.

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