The Wall Street Journal: Kansas governor concedes to Kobach in tight GOP primary

The Wall Street Journal: Kansas governor concedes to Kobach in tight GOP primary

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded to Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, ending almost a week of uncertainty in a tight election.

Colyer’s concession Tuesday night comes as counties across the state counted provisional ballots from last week’s election, which was too close to call. The most recent vote tally has Kobach leading Colyer by just 345 votes, though counties will continue to make final vote tallies until Aug. 20.

Colyer said at a press conference Tuesday night that he had called Kobach to congratulate him on his success. “We will make sure the next governor is fully prepared and I hope it is a Republican governor,” he said.

Kobach, who was endorsed by President Trump the day before the primary, pushed his connections to the White House and his record fighting illegal immigration during his campaign.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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