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Slow vote tallying machines prevent Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary from being decided

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Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach were the leading contenders for the Kansas gubernatorial primary Tuesday. However, the race is still too close to call.

As of early Wednesday morning, the race still hadn’t been decided as they seem deadlocked with 443 precincts still out. Micheal Mahoney of KMBC TV revealed near midnight that Johnson Couty was holding up the final results.

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“Election Director Ronnie Metsker says it could be 2-3 hours for final JOCO results. Says the new computers are working slower than expected,” he tweeted. “There was an audible gasp in the KMBC News studio when” it was announced.

Kobach has a slight lead over Colyer by mere 541 votes as of early Wednesday.

Kansas has a history of Democrats winning against far-right Republicans. In both of Kathleen Sebelius’ gubernatorial campaigns, she faced Republicans that were outside of the mainstream. The same happened in the 2006 election for the Kansas Second District, where Nancy Boyda beat right-wing Congressman Jim Ryun. If Kobach prevails, there is a chance for Democrats to win, in a state that has seen the failure of tea party policies up close.

The Kansas Third District is also said to be in play after Hillary Clinton won the district in 2016. The district is currently being held by conservative Republican Kevin Yoder. The Democratic primary is still too close to call.

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Either Colyer or Kobach will face off against Democrat state senator Laura Kelly, a Sebelius-like candidate, who is campaigning on a platform of education and saving the state’s wrecked economy.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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