Kansas Gov. Colyer hires a lawyer for the contested GOP primary

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Incumbent Republican Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer ‘ says he wants to ensure that the choice of the rules in his GOP gubernatorial primary battle with Kansas Secretary of state Kris Kobach.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer dug in for a legal fight in last week’s Republican gubernatorial primary, setting a outside the lawyer for the voting-counting with Secretary of state Kris Kobach leading incumbent, by less than a tenth of a percentage point.

The Colyer ‘ campaign engaged Todd Graves, a Kansas City attorney, the right to vote.

“Governor Colyer is confident that Todd Graves’ experience as a U.S. attorney, and, in particular, his expertise in election law is a valuable asset, as we wrote this process,” Kendall Marr, a spokesman for Mr. Colyer, in an E-Mail.

Mr Colyer has ramped up pressure on Mr Kobach as election workers continue to check the vote count and the counting of the remaining ballots. Mr. Colyer, in a letter on Thursday, Mr. Kobach asked to recuse themselves from advising county election officials on the matter, saying it had come to his attention that Mr. Kobach, he was the statements that “can serve to suppress the vote.”

Mr. Kobach, the supports of President Trump, formally recused himself on Friday from his duties as Secretary of state until the end of the primary process and referred to assistant secretary of state Erick to meet Rucker, his choice of responsibility—a step that Colyer campaign said, was still inadequate. Mr. Kobach, Mr. Colyer ‘ s request to transfer the responsibility for the choice of the Kansas attorney general declined.

Mr Kobach refuted Mr Colyer’s allegations in a letter of his own Friday.

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