President Trump's late endorsement for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary proved fraught, despite his claim that any candidate he supports "will win." Kobach ran against incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) for the Republican nomination, but only 100 votes separate the two and the race is too close to call. The GOP has been deploying Trump to boost Republicans in areas where the president is popular. But in Kansas, things are messy: Kobach recused himself from overseeing the recount effort, but he accused Colyer of "undermining the public's confidence in the election process." Other districts that were formerly considered safely Republican have swung left, with Trump's influence reportedly damaging efforts even in GOP-leaning regions.

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