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Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary


August 15, 2018

Nearly 31 percent of registered voters in Kansas have no party preference but they are allowed to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries if they declare allegiance to one of the parties before casting their ballot.

But these unaffiliated voters and what constitutes "declaring allegiance" are at the center of an increasingly contentious battle as 298 votes separate Secretary of State Kris Kobach from Gov. Jeff Colyer out of more than 314,000 ballots cast in the state's Aug. 7 Republican primary for governor.

Currently, local election officials are reviewing an estimated 9,000 provis...

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