Although Democrat candidate Adam Frisch conceded to Republican Lauren Boebert when she won Colorado’s race for the 3rd Congressional district last month, the state’s election officials conducted a recount which confirmed that Boebert had, in fact, won, albeit by only 554 votes.
Frisch issued a statement at the time the recount was announced, saying, “We are not asking for this recount. It is one that the citizens of Colorado mandate through our election system,” and he asked his supporters not to contribute to his campaign during the recount.
Despite the massive recount, only 4 votes changed, with Boebert losing 3 and Frisch gaining one. The final votes were 50.06% for Boebert and 49.89% for Frisch. The recount will be paid for by the Secretary of State’s office.
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After receiving the news that the recount had confirmed her election to Congress, Boebert said, “Thank you for entrusting me to help lead the way. I’ll be working every day to prove I can get the job done right.”
The Colorado recount is just one of many lingering issues after the November midterm elections. GOP candidate Kari Lake has filed lawsuits in Arizona regarding the race for governor and numerous conflicts of interest and election fraud issues in Maricopa County. While the Colorado recount was conducted fairly timely, the lawsuits stemming from the Arizona governor’s race are expected to drag out for several months.