In a contest that most people didn’t think would be as close as it was, US Representative Lauren Boebert declared victory about two weeks ago.
“Great news tonight,” Representative Boebert tweeted. “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.”
“With this victory, and with Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, we can focus on the issues that actually matter most, including getting inflation under control, increasing our domestic energy supply, securing the southern border, and being a strong check on the White House,” she continued.
“My campaign team and our lawyers will definitely make sure everything is conducted properly. Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could affect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight in this race.”
“So come January, you can be certain of two things. I will be sworn in for my second term as your Congresswoman, and Republicans can finally turn Pelosi’s House back into the people’s House. Thank you to every volunteer that made calls, knocked doors, and, of course, to each of you that has entrusted me with your vote.”
“I am honored to be your representative. I pray for you, and I am so grateful for you. God bless you tonight,” Boebert said.
I am so thankful for all of your support and I am so proud to be your Representative! pic.twitter.com/4gnmflotiU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022
It seems now that the victory dance may have begun a little too soon.
Conservative Brief reports that “The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has ordered a mandatory recount of the results for the race of Colorado Congressional District 3 between incumbent GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat Adam Frisch.”
A recount is required by Colorado law if the difference in vote totals between the top two finishers is 0.5% or less. All 27 counties in the congressional district were notified by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to start getting ready for the recount, which must be finished by December 13th.
The CO Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, released a statement that included the following: “The results of the District 3 race reinforce the fact that every vote matters. Colorado voters have made their voices heard, and I am ordering this recount in accordance with Colorado law to confirm the will of the voters.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Frisch announced his electoral loss to Boebert late last month and said he backed the electoral process but didn’t want those supporting him to get “false hope.”
“We believe in the integrity of elections in our great state of Colorado and are supportive of this recount to ensure continued faith and the security of our elections,” Frisch told his supporters. “However, the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very small — very, very small. It would be disingenuous and unethical for us or any other group to continue to raise false hope and encourage fundraising for a recount.”
“Colorado elections are safe, accurate and secure. Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children and for other important causes and organizations. I just got off the phone with Representative Boebert. I called her to formally concede this election,” Frisch continued. CONTINUE READING…