The Kansas Republican Governor’s primary is likely to meander on without a declared winner for the balance of this week, at a minimum. With as many as 8,000 to 10,000 provisional and absentee ballots still to count, the outcome between Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach is still very much in doubt. On Election Night, Kobach held a 191 vote lead. After tabulation mistakes were discovered in three counties the tally was adjusted, and Kobach’s lead now is only 121 votes, statewide.
Though not all of the aforementioned outstanding ballots were cast in the Republican primary, regardless of how many votes remain – the trailing absentees were accepted through close of business last Friday – there will be enough for this race to change. The eventual winner then faces state Sen. Laura Kelly (D-Topeka) and credible Independent candidate Greg Orman in the general election.
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