The less than 0.1-point lead currently held by Kobach over Colyer ranks as the closest race among the 88 major party gubernatorial primaries in state history.
A record number of candidates on the Democratic ballot will likely result in the party producing a nominee with the second lowest support heading into the general election.
Kemp enjoyed the largest increase in support from the initial primary election among the 26 Democratic and Republican candidates to participate in a runoff for the office in state history.
Every first-place finisher who won more than 38 percent of the initial Georgia gubernatorial primary has been victorious in the runoff.
Democrats in four states have never won three-fifths of the gubernatorial vote in electoral history – that could change in two states in 2018.
Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.
The nine candidates on the 2018 primary ballot breaks a record that stood for more than half a century.
Illinois governors have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than half of their reelection bids.
DFL voters have rejected the party-backed pick for governor during three of the last four open seat cycles.
Over the last half-century, governors seeking a fourth consecutive victory at the ballot box have been successful in 12 out of 16 attempts.