Aug 9, 2018
Kris Kobach just lost half of his lead in the Kansas governor's primary
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead in the primary for governor was cut in half after a vote mistake was discovered, the AP reports. There was a 100-vote discrepancy between the number of votes incumbent Governor Jeff Colyer received in Thomas County (522) and what the Secretary of State website says he received (422).
Why it matters: The mistake means Kobach's lead has fallen to only 91 votes from 191 when additional results were reported after Tuesday's primary. This puts Trump-backed Kobach farther away from unseating Colyer. Go deeper: Kobach refuses to recuse himself from vote recount.