Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer increased his victory over Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in Saline County by 9 votes Monday morning.
Saline County Commissioners convened to canvass provisional votes Monday morning. 96 total ballots were approved to be counted, 37 ballots were not allowed.
Following the count, Colyer ended up increasing his lead over Kobach in Saline County by 9 total votes. He ended with 31 provisional votes, while Kobach had 22.
Statewide, Kobach led incumbent Colyer by 110 votes to begin the day. But nearly nine-thousand provisional ballots, including those in Saline County, could swing the final result to either candidate.
More than 40 percent of the provisional ballots were cast in Johnson and Sedgwick counties, which are the state’s most populous counties. Those are being counted.
According to the Saline County Cler’s Office, after canvassing was complete it was discovered that 140 votes from Precinct 35 were counted twice on election night. While initially importing results from Precinct 35 thumb drive an error occurred. To correct this error our vendor instructed to have results imported separately then merged with the Election Day totals.
The error occurred on Friday again when processing 21 advance ballots.
When the merge was completed the separate totals still appeared in the grand total column. Therefore, the results were over reported on reports election night as well as Friday after processing advance ballots.
The official results from canvassing Monday morning reflect the correct totals from all Precincts.