Lauren Boebert narrowly wins re-election in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district after Adam Frisch concession

U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert waves to the cheering crowd during the GOP assembly at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Colorado Springs.
Hugh Carey / The Colorado Sun

Republican U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert won re-election Friday in Colorado’s GOP-leaning 3rd congressional district, barely overcoming a strong rebuke from voters over her highly controversial tenure in Washington over the past two years to help her party expand. its small majority at the United States House.

Boebert led Democrat Adam Frisch, a former Aspen city councilman, by 551 votes Friday morning when Frisch relented during a video news conference with reporters. The contest will have one of the closest margins of any congressional race in the United States this year, if not the closest.

Frisch said on a call with reporters that he was not asking for the mandatory state-paid recount to which he is entitled under Colorado law, but that he supported the recount “to ensure continued faith. and the security of our elections”.

If that happens, Frisch would have to withdraw his candidacy to waive his right to a recountwhich must be completed by December 13 – it is very unlikely to make a significant dent in the margin between the two candidates.

“The likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very low,” he said. “Very, very small. It would be dishonest and unethical for us, or any other group, to continue to raise false hopes.

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