Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Friday said he is recusing himself from serving as the state’s chief elections official as he clings to a razor-thin margin in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary.
Colyer has accused Kobach of giving county election officials guidance "not consistent with Kansas law," and said Friday on Fox News that he was worried that some mail-in ballots were not being counted as required.
Under state law, mail-in ballots are counted if they were postmarked Tuesday and arrive in county election offices by Friday.
The winner will face Democratic State Sen. Laura Kelly, of Topeka, in the November general election.
The state's Democratic nomination went to state Sen. Laura Kelly, who defeated four other candidates in the primary.