Kobach extends lead in GOP gubernatorial primary; Automated calls seek to ID voting problems

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(Updated to reflect automated calls; dispute over counting instructions)

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach extended his wafer-thin lead in the GOP primary for governor after the first day of counting provisional ballots.

Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer widened to 206 votes on Monday as many counties completed tabulating the first of 9,000 outstanding provisional ballots statewide. At 5 p.m. Monday, Kobach led 127,666 to 127,460 for Colyer.

Kobach started the day with a 110-vote lead. Provisional ballots are scheduled to counted until Aug. 20.

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