Boebert holds a razor-thin lead in the Colorado House election between incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, with ballots still being tabulated.
It is surprising that the campaign between Boebert and his Democratic opponent, Adam Frisch, has been so close. Boebart has 162,040 votes, or 52.2% of the vote, while Frisch has 160,918 votes, or 49.8% of the vote, according to the most recent tally. This places Boebert around 0.4% in the lead.
Some have speculated that a recount or runoff may be required due to the closeness of the election. In Colorado, a recount is required if the margin of victory is 0.5% or less.
The New York Times reported that a representative for the Colorado Secretary of State stated that the usual procedure must be completed prior to any consideration of a recount.
Secretary of State of Colorado, Jena Griswold, stated:
“We need to be able to process the rest of the ballots, and then after that, we will do a bipartisan risk-limiting audit which confirms the results followed by a bipartisan canvas, and then, only then, do I certify the election and it’s determined whether we go into a recount.
“We are a couple of weeks out from that determination.”
Frisch, Boebart’s Democratic opponent, played down her lead, stating:
“Every vote matters in this incredibly close race and thousands of votes in Pueblo County and from military & overseas voters remain, and a considerable number of curable ballots remain as well. “
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With 99% of the ballots tabulated, the Colorado congresswoman gained the lead on Thursday and expanded it on Friday.
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman told Colorado Politics that the survey does not reflect the reality they are observing. Courtney Parella, NRCC spokesperson, stated in an email, “Democrats have targeted Colorado’s oil and gas sector and ruined the American economy.” There is no hope for Democrats to win this district.
Boebert, who is currently in the lead, has broken her quiet to warn her detractors that she will win reelection.
“There’s no doubt I was a target for the Democrats, but I am confident once all of the ballots are counted I will win and I will be there to help fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” Boebert said.
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