NBC News reports:
Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly will win the gubernatorial election against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, NBC News projects, just in time to have a hand in the upcoming redistricting battle that could shape control of the state for the next decade.
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.
Breaking: Democrat Laura Kelly defeats Kris Kobach in Kansas governor’s race. The nation’s top vote suppressor just lost!
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 7, 2018