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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

“Too close to call” Kobach leads Colyer by 191 votes

With all Kansas precincts reporting, the race for the Republican nomination is neck-and-neck. According to the latest unofficial numbers, Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by just 191 votes, 126,257 to 126,066.


Colyer released a statement announcing the election was “too close to call.” His campaign says there are thousands of uncounted provisional ballots as well as “extraordinary problems with the count, particularly in Johnson County.”

For perspective, in the 2014 mid-term elections there were 6,333 provisional ballots cast.

There is no automatic recount rule in Kansas. Any recount would have to be requested and paid for by the requesting candidate. Kobach, as Secretary of State, is the state’s top election official. His office would be in charge of overseeing a recount.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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