As Colorado’s 3rd district appears to be moving toward a recount, Republican Lauren Boebert has declared victory over her opponent Adam Frisch.
As of Friday, Boebert leads Frisch by 551 votes, according to the unofficial reports from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Earlier in the month, Boebert had been in the lead by 1,000 votes.
Five counties are still being counted.
It is speculated that the votes will need to be recounted. Under Colorado law, recounts are automatically triggered if the final margin between the two may be equal or less than .5% of the total vote.
In a video, Boebert said, “Great news tonight. As almost all the votes have finally been tallied, I’m told that there are less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce we have won this race.”
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s trillion-dollar spending spree has ruined our economy.
It’s time to get America back on track! pic.twitter.com/Gi8Qug8rXa
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 1, 2022
Boebert told the Washington Examiner that she is planning on having a legal team monitor the recount. However, she is confident that a recount will not change the final result.
She said, “This certainly isn’t going to be anything that changes the outcome of this race,” she said, adding that “once every legal vote is counted, I will have won this race.”
Frisch has encouraged his supporters to remain hopeful as the ballots are slowly counted. He said on Twitter, “The outpouring of support from around the country and even the world since Election Day has been overwhelming & humbling. Running in this race, getting to know so many people in my district & hearing your stories has been an honor of a lifetime. Stay tuned.”
2/ The outpouring of support from around the country and even the world since Election Day has been overwhelming & humbling.
Running in this race, getting to know so many people in my district & hearing your stories has been an honor of a lifetime. Stay tuned.
— Adam Frisch for CD-3 (@AdamForColorado) November 17, 2022
At the time of this writing, the next Congressional term will include a confirmed 218 Republicans and 212 Democrats, with the rest of the seats still being decided.