Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) announced on Thursday night he will recuse himself from vote counting in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary. Kobach ran in the primary against incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer (R), and there are only 100 votes separating the two. Colyer released a letter on Thursday night, calling on Kobach to recuse himself after several counties notified him that the secretary of state's website has inaccurate vote tallies. Kobach told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday "there's really no point" in stepping aside, "because the secretary of state actually has no role in the counting of provisional ballots or any recount. But I said if my opponent wishes me to, I'd be happy to." The move, he added, is "purely symbolic."
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