Kansas GOP primary vote gap widens slightly

August 14, 2018 - 10:12 am

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the tight Republican race for governor after the state's second largest county released its count of provisional ballots.

According to a new Sedgwick County tally, Kobach now leads the sitting governor by just 298 votes out of more than 314,000 cast. However, the count out of the state's largest county, Johnson County, isn't expected to be released until after its board meets late this afternoon.

Kobach had a 206-vote lead yesterday, when the state's 105 counties began reviewing nearly 9,000 provisional ballots to determine how many of them were cast in the Republican primary and how many will be counted. 

They have until next Monday, Aug. 20, to finish that process and certify the local results.


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