Kris Kobach, An Opponent Of Voting Rights, Loses His Race For Kansas Governor


NBC News is predicting Democrat Laura Kelly will take the gubernatorial win from Kansas' Kris Kobach.

Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly will become the next governor of Kansas, NBC News projects, pulling off a win against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.


> The race was in a dead heat days before the election, with Kobach either up by 1 point or in a tie with Kelly.

> Independent candidate Greg Orman, a Kansas City businessman, trailed far behind both candidates but was seen as a threat to Kelly's bid in a state that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 by 20 points.

> Kelly will have the ability to influence the state's redistricting process following the 2020 Census, and could veto congressional and state legislative district maps proposed by the Kansas Legislature.