Counting provisional ballots in tight Kansas governor's race; JOCO to announce tally on Tuesday

KMBZ News Staff
August 13, 2018 - 12:16 pm

Topeka, KS - The final vote tallies in the Kansas primary won't be known today as state election officials review some 9,000 provisional ballots in the tight Republican primary for governor.

The Johnson County election office announced they'll have final numbers at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. 

The JOCO election commissioners have agreed Monday morning to throw out 898 provisional ballots and to count 1,451 of them.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast, after late mail-in ballots from all 105 counties were added Friday to totals from advance voting and ballots cast at the polls last Tuesday.

That grew to 113 votes Monday morning after the results were posted from four small counties.

Even as counties begin to review provisional ballots, the outcome of those reviews is in question.

On Monday, the governor's chief counsel disputed guidance issued by the deputy whom Kobach appointed to oversee vote counters.
 

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