Kobach maintains lead after another vote count in Kansas Governor's primary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After another round of vote counting in Kansas, Secretary of State Kris Kobach now leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes in the race for the Republican nomination for Governor.

The vote total now stands at 127,211 for Kobach and 127,101 for Colyer.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, each county reported an additional precinct. These results include advance ballots by mail postmarked on or before Election Day and any other unofficial results that were not reported on Tuesday night.

That includes several discrepancies uncovered by 41 Action News on Thursday.

But these results are still unofficial and are likely to change more.

That’s because they do not include provisional ballots for each county. Canvassing boards will meet next week to determine which provisional ballots will count.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, there are 8,999 provisional ballots statewide. That includes 1,821 in Johnson County, 507 in Douglas County, 402 in Wyandotte County, 147 in Miami County. The county with the most provisional ballots is Sedgwick with 1,900.

Counties must certify the results between Monday, Aug. 13 and Monday, Aug. 20.

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