Thursday’s report on the race between Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and her Democratic challenger Adam Frisch led to an automatic recount. This was due to a questionable absentee/mail-in ballot practice called “ballot Curing,” which saw Boebert’s lead of 554 votes.
However, Colorado law requires that the recount be done. Frisch announced Friday that he had called Boebert and asked him to concede. He also stated that there was no way to win his campaign at this stage.
Frisch stated that he had called Boebert for his concession in a video conference call. Frisch stated that although the race seemed headed for a mandatory recount of the results, there was very little chance of it changing more than a few votes.
“We aren’t asking for this recount.” He said that it is one that Colorado citizens mandate through their election system. He advised supporters to not donate to his campaign to the recount effort.
He said, “Please save your cash for your groceries, rent, and your children.”
Furthermore, even though the Associated Press, other national media outlets, have not yet officially called the race – citing the recount process – the Colorado Sun has and declared Boebert winner:
Lauren Boebert, Republican U.S. Rep. in Colorado’s GOP-leaning Third Congressional District won reelection on Friday. She barely overcame voters’ vehement rebuke of her controversial tenure in Washington in the past two years to expand her party’s slim majority in Congress.
Although the Sun depicted the surprisingly close nature of the race as a “rebuke from voters”, it ignored the fact that there was a “blue wave” throughout the state during this election cycle and not just in Boebert’s district.
The blue wave that swept through Colorado during this election was a part of the story. It even reached Boebert’s red district. Democrats won big-ticket Senate and governor races, but they also won competitive House seats in the 7th District and the newly created 8th District. They also flipped seven state legislative seats, making the state GOP its smallest-ever minority.
Boebert’s District demographics are different from those you would find in traditional deep-red districts.
According to the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission, 40% of voters in the 3rd district are not affiliated, just like the rest of Colorado. While some of these voters continue to vote for one party, others are swing voters and moderates who don’t find candidates at the lower ends of the political spectrum appealing. We noticed that Boebert’s district was not like other hardline Republican districts. It is less white, more evangelical Christian, and less Republican. Boebert won 2020 with 51 percent of the vote, which may explain why Trump lost it by only 5.5 points. Despite the strong Republican-leaning of the 3rd District, it was represented by a Democrat in the early 2010s. (Democrat John Salazar served from 2005-2011). The last two elections show that there are some cracks in the Republican stronghold.
Boebert’s return to Washington, D.C. is almost certain. Thoughts and prayers go out to her sexist haters on the left and in the MSM who believed that Frisch would win the upset and Boebert would be reduced to an “OnlyFans” account.
BREAKING: Lauren Boebert’s Democrat opponent Adam Frisch just conceded to her after a recount.
She is heading back to Congress for another term. pic.twitter.com/4Es23zpqhM
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 18, 2022
Bless their hearts.