Corbet Widens Lead Over Mah Following Osage Co. Count

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

LYNDON, Kan. (AP) _ Officials in one northeast Kansas county have certified the results of a close state House race amid a legal battle over another county's vote counting.

The Osage County Commission's review Monday of provisional ballots widened the lead enjoyed by Republican challenger Ken Corbet of Topeka over Democratic Rep. Ann Mah of Topeka to 44 votes. Before the commission met, Corbet's lead stood at 27 votes out of nearly 11,000 cast.

Portions of their 54th House District are in Douglas, Osage and Shawnee counties.

The Shawnee County Commission will meet as the Board of Canvassers Thursday to consider its provisional ballots.

Mah successfully sued Shawnee County last week to obtain a list of voters casting provisional ballots. She plans to contact them and help them correct problems so their ballots can be counted.

But Secretary of State Kris Kobach filed a federal lawsuit to block her move.


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