Kobach holds with a 121-vote lead on Colyer in Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary, officials say

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Kris Kobach, the lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the half cut

The officials confirm that vote-counting error in the Republican gubernatorial primary in Kansas.

Kansas Secretary of state Kris Kobach, the lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state Republican gubernatorial primary is now just 121 votes, after two counties of discrepancies reported in your original agreement, the officials Thursday revealed.

The counting is not complete, because the law says mail-in ballots, postmarked Tuesday, it can be assumed, from the rural districts as late as Friday. And county officials are still several thousand provisional ballots, the ballot boxes, the voters of the choice, if you is your permission out of the question to check. You have until Aug. To exit 20.

Voters cast 311,000 ballots in the close contest between the embattled Governor and a conservative lightning rod.

Colyer published a letter after his campaign announced that they had a “voting integrity” hotline, and urged the people to report complaints about the election.

Colyer spokesman Kendall Marr said it had received “countless” reports, said he personally knows of several dozen.

“It’s come to my attention that your office is advising county election officials — as recently as a conference call yesterday — and they are public statements on national television that are inconsistent with Kansas law and can serve to suppress the vote in the current primary election process,” Colyer said in his letter to Kobach.

As Secretary of state, Kobach, the state’s top elections official set of rules is what the County officials, leadership, and the appointment of the election commissioners in the state, the four most populous counties.

Kobach spokeswoman Danedri Herbert, said the Secretary of state would react, and Colyer’s letter Friday.

Deputy Haskell County Clerk Emily Aragon, said that the County still lacked a Charter, if it first the results will be sent to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday evening. The County sent updated results later in the night, but also hundreds of new votes were not made public until Thursday.

Colyer received 220 votes in Haskell County, up from the 103 previously reported. Kobach received 257 votes, of 110 already reported.

The net change in Haskell County is the 30 ” Yes ” votes from Kobach, his margin of 91 to 121 votes.

The final, unofficial results posted on the Secretary of state website Kobach — maybe President Trump’s closest political allies in the state, the winner of Thomas County in Northwest Kansas showed, with 466 votes Colyer’s 422. But the record written by the Thomas County clerk’s office, Colyer revealed with 522 votes, or 100 votes for him, and a number of the operator of the Associated Press confirmed on Thursday.

Bryan Caskey, state elections director, said County officials pointed to the discrepancy Thursday after a routine request to countries for a post-election check of the numbers.

“This is a routine part of the process,” Caskey said. “That is why we emphasize that the election-night results are unofficial.”

Thomas County Clerk Shelly Harms said it is possible that your handwriting on the list by Fax was to the Secretary of state in the office bad enough, in the hustle and bustle of the primary-night companies that Colyer was not clear.

“You just misunderstood,” she told the AP.

As Fox News previously reported, Kobach, an immigration hard-liner and a controversial figure, the country climbed to the top of the field after receiving less than 24 hours before the polls opened, a glowing confirmation on Twitter by trump. The President referred to Kobach as a “fantastic guy” , would be “a Great Governor.”

Colyer raised more campaign donations was supported by the National Rifle Association, and had the support of a Kansas political legend, former sen. Bob Dole. Colyer became Governor in January, as the successor of Sam Brownback.

But Kobach was an early supporter of Trump’s candidacy, and the former Chairman of his now shutters Federal Commission for election. He is best known nationwide for his tough stance on illegal immigration and for the advice of Trump administration, on immigrant policy, noncitizen the registration of voters and the census of 2020.

The left criticized Kobach over the guidelines, which, it claims, the effect of suppressing the turnout.

No state has gone further than Kansas, to deliver the require potential voters papers documenting their U.S. citizenship at the time of registration, to a Federal judge the law in June struck as a violation of the right to vote.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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