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WICHITA, Kan | Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat after a review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas counties failed to … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan. | Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

WICHITA, Kan.  — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach slightly widened his lead Tuesday over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the tight Republican race for governor after the state’s second largest county released its count of provisional ballots. The counting began Monday in the contentious Aug. 7 Republican primary. The work is expected to stretch out … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan. | Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

WITCHITA, Kan | Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

WITCHITA, Kan — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday from the state’s tight GOP primary for governor as the two candidates appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by a … Continue reading WITCHITA, Kan | Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

TOPEKA, Kan | Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

TOPEKA, Kan  — County election officials across Kansas are set to begin reviewing provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican primary for governor. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast after late mail-in ballots from all 105 counties were added … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

TOPEKA, Kan. | Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

TOPEKA, Kan. — The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast after late mail-in ballots from all … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

TOPEKA, Kan — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state’s top elections official Friday until his hotly contested primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but rejected Colyer’s accusations that the advice he has been giving local election officials on handling ballots violates state law. Kobach said … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor questions opponent’s role in vote counting

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that he believes Secretary of State Kris Kobach has told counties as part of his job as the state’s top elections official not to accept some legitimate ballots in their hotly contested Republican primary race. Colyer, who already has accused Kobach of giving county election officials … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor questions opponent’s role in vote counting

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. — At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a “snowflake meltdown.” And he kept on riding the vehicle in other parades, posting … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race