Thursday, 13 December 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Kobach removes self from election count
08/10/2018

KS Secretary of State Kris Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state's top elections official Friday until his hotly contested primary race with Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but rejected Colyer's accusations that the advice he has been giving local election officials on handling ballots violates state law.

Kobach said in a letter to Colyer that he was turning his election duties over to his top deputy. Colyer had demanded in his own letter Thursday to Kobach that the secretary of state stop providing guidance to county officials as they counted late mail-in ballots from Tuesday's Republican primary and prepared to count other ballots next week.

Under state law, mail-in ballots are counted if they were postmarked Tuesday and arrive in county election offices by Friday. The secretary of state's office was updating vote totals as it received new numbers from individual counties.

With 25 of the state's 105 counties reporting, Kobach's lead almost doubled to a still-tiny 241 votes out of more than 311,000 cast. It had been 121 votes after discrepancies were found between results reported by two counties and what Kobach's office posted on its website.

© Associated Press
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Crash claims Wetmore teen's life
Knife threat leads to one arrest
Thursday wreck leaves one injured
Two teens injured in Nemaha Co wreck
Services set for Wetmore teen killed in crash
Stolen vehicle returned; suspect in custody
Doniphan West cancels classes for rest of week
Stolen truck sought in Atchison County
Magnet scam targets Atchison County
Doniphan Co deputy appears on charges
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Kip Moore named as LakeFest headliner
Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop
New Interpretive Signs Greet Kansas Byway Travelers
Richardson County Board approves grant application
Dan White sworn in as Mayor of Auburn
Northeast Kansas 4-H Judge Training Scheduled
Man jailed after Jackson Co pursuit
Neb Gov. appointed to trade advisory committee
Attorney to assist county with wind project contacts
USD 415 Board approves 2018-19 teacher contact
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report

Powered by Radio Media Group
173.245.52.157