TOPEKA, Kan | Governor’s demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a “symbolic” step in response to a public demand from Colyer.
The governor publicly accused Kobach, the state’s top elections official, of giving county election officials information about the handling of yet-uncounted ballots “inconsistent with Kansas law.”
He demanded in a letter to Kobach that Kobach stop advising county officials and have the state’s attorney general do it instead.