Kansas Gov. Colyer hires lawyer for contested GOP primary
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer dug in for a prison battle over this previous week’s Republican gubernatorial number one, hiring an out of doors legal professional for the vote-counting procedure with Secretary of State Kris Kobach leading the incumbent via not up to a 10th of a proportion level.
The Colyer marketing campaign has employed Todd Graves, a Kansas Town lawyer who works on election regulation.
“Governor Colyer is assured that Todd Graves’ enjoy as a U.S. Legal professional and, particularly, his experience in election regulation will probably be a precious asset as we navigate this procedure,” Kendall Marr, a spokesperson for Mr. Colyer, wrote in an electronic mail.
Mr. Colyer has ramped up drive on Mr. Kobach as election officers proceed to study the vote rely and tally the rest ballots. Mr. Colyer in a letter Thursday asked Mr. Kobach to recuse himself from advising county election officers at the topic, pronouncing it had come to his consideration that Mr. Kobach was once making statements that “would possibly serve to suppress the vote.”
Mr. Kobach, who was once endorsed by President Trump, officially recused himself Friday from his tasks as secretary of state till the top of the main procedure and designated assistant secretary of state Erick Rucker to meet his election tasks—a transfer that the Colyer marketing campaign mentioned was once nonetheless inadequate. Mr. Kobach declined Mr. Colyer’s request to switch duty for the election to the Kansas lawyer basic.
Mr. Kobach refuted Mr. Colyer’s allegations in a letter of his personal Friday.