Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer’s campaign office announced Thursday that they have established a voting integrity hotline after being inundated with calls and emails Wednesday.
The following is a statement released Thursday by Colyer’s Spokesman Kendall Marr.
“We’ve received countless reports that voters experienced issues when they voted on Tuesday. Many Colyer voters had difficulties finding his name on the ballot, were forced to vote on provisional ballots, or were turned away outright for unknown reasons.”
The statement goes on to say they encourage Kansans to share their story and make sure their vote counts.
The hotline number is (800)951-8638 and email is CountMyVote@jeffcolyer.com.
This comes at the same time Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary was cut by more than half after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county’s results in the state’s tally.
The mistake means Kobach’s lead has fallen to only 91 votes from 191 when final results were reported after Tuesday’s primary.
Final, unofficial results on the secretary of state’s website show Kobach winning Thomas County in northwest Kansas with 466 votes to Colyer’s 422.
But the tally posted by the Thomas County clerk shows Colyer with 522 votes. Clerk Shelly Harms confirmed the figure Thursday to The Associated Press.
State elections director Bryan Caskey said the county pointed out the discrepancy Thursday following a routine post-election check of numbers..