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Kobach says he'll recuse himself from Kansas vote-counting process


Added 08-10-18 02:29:01am EST - “Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state locked in a tight Republican gubernatorial primary battle against incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer, said Thursday night that he plans to recuse himself from the vote-counting process.” - Foxnews.com

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Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state locked in a tight Republican gubernatorial primary battle against incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer, said Thursday night that he plans to recuse himself from the vote-counting process.

Earlier Thursday, Kansas election officials revealed that Kobach – who received President Trump’s endorsement – was ahead of Colyer by just 121 votes after two counties reported discrepancies in their initial tallies from Tuesday’s election.

The tightening of the vote count prompted Colyer to issue a letter, demanding that Kobach – the state’s top elections official -- refrain from instructing county election officials on the counting of ballots, and Thursday night Kobach said he would comply with the request.

“I’ll be happy to recuse myself,” Kobach told CNN. “But as I say, it really doesn’t make any difference. My office doesn’t count the votes. The counties do.”

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