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Races In Ohio And Kansas Are Still Too Close To Call

The races both involve candidates endorsed by President Donald Trump.
Posted at 6:57 AM, Aug 08, 2018

Two highly-watched elections involving candidates endorsed by President Donald Trump ended Tuesday with no clear winner. 

As of early Wednesday morning, Kansas election officials were still tallying votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary. 

According to the state's unofficial election results, Trump-backed Secretary of State Kris Kobach is narrowly edging out incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by several hundred votes. 

Then there's the special election for Ohio's 12th congressional seat featuring Republican Troy Balderson facing off against Democrat Danny O'Connor.

Trump claimed the race a victory for Balderson on Twitter, calling it "a great win." But even with 100 percent of precincts reporting and Balderson edging out O'Connor by 0.9 percentage points, there could still be a recount.

That's because there's more than 3,000 provisional ballots that still need to be counted. So O'Connor could pick up enough votes to force a recount, which Ohio law requires if the difference between two candidates is equal to or less than 0.5 percent.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN