In the wake of the recount being confirmed this past Monday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has officially won her bid for reelection following a very tight race that was decided by only 550 overall votes.
The certified final results for the Congressional District 3 of Colorado highlighted that the incumbent had secured 50.06% of the vote while the Democrat challenger, Adam Frisch, only managed to secure 49.89%. Tallies explained that Boebert had 163,839 votes following a net loss of three, and Frisch with 163,293 votes after a net gain of one.
The primary results had been well within the margin for Colorado to spark a mandatory recount, which is currently set to initiate at or less than 0.5% difference between the top two candidates. However, as a former Aspen City Council member, Frisch already openly conceded defeat late last month, and Boebert declared victory.
“We have won this race,” Boebert stated at that time. “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 our southern border and being a strong check on the White House.”
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
Jena Griswold, the Secretary of State for Colorado, recently announced the official certification of the 2022 general election results this past Monday, also noting that a recount of the Colorado House District 43 race had been finished. Robert “Bob” Marshall, a Democrat, was affirmed as the winner over Republican incumbent Kurt Huffman in that Douglas County race.
“The 2022 General Election was among the most accessible and successful in Colorado’s history. I am proud of our State’s elections and the voting access that we have added over the last four years,” expressed Griswold in a statement. “I commend the county election officials, election workers, and the employees of the Department of State for their hard work and dedication to delivering great elections for Colorado voters.”
Throughout this year’s midterm elections, Republicans had a much worse-than-expected outcome. Despite the GOP failing to take control of the Senate, it did manage to once again gain control of the House.
Boebert, holding the endorsement of former President Donald Trump and marked as a firebrand that is a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment, managed to win her first race in 2020 by a quite large margin by defeating her Democrat opponent with a margin of six points in the same year that Colorado voted to elect Joe Biden.