Kansas Objections Board to hear from challengers to Kobach nomination

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The road to select the Republican nominee for Kansas governor has had its challenges, and now there’s a new one. 

Due to delays in Johnson County vote counting, results took several days to tally and announce. It was ultimately determined current Secretary of State Kris Kobach defeated current Gov. Jeff Colyer by 343 votes in the primary. 

Now, activist Davis Hammet is challenging that outcome. 

Hammet filed an objection with the state, stating hundreds of legal ballots were not counted. 

The objection includes not only Kobach’s nomination but that of Lt. Gov. nominee Wink Hartman and a Republican candidate for the 26th District House, Adam Thomas, as well. 

The objection asks for the ballots Hammet claims are legal to be unsealed and counted. 

The State Objections Board will look over the objection at 1 p.m. Monday in Topeka.

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