Kansas governor's race turns nasty as Kobach's lead dwindles


August 10, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer demanded Thursday that Secretary of State Kris Kobach stop advising county elections officials while their battle for the Republican nomination for governor hangs in the balance, accusing him of giving them information "inconsistent with Kansas law."

The close contest between the embattled governor and a conservative lightning rod took an acrimonious turn as Kobach's already tiny lead shrunk from 191 votes to just 121 out of 311,000 ballots cast, after two counties reported discrepancies in their initial tallies.

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