Congress Election Upset Goes Very Wrong
(PatriotWise.com) – Days after the midterms, Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was clinging to a slight lead over Democrat challenger Adam Frisch.
On Wednesday, it appeared Boebert was facing defeat in the tight race but she took the lead Thursday afternoon and continued to gain momentum. By Friday evening, Boebert held a 1,122 vote lead, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
In response to taking the lead, Boebert tweeted, “Winning.”
But she hasn’t won yet.
The margin between Boebert and Frisch is still too close to call the race, especially since out-of-state and overseas ballots that arrived by Wednesday can still be counted. Likewise, ballots requiring additional verification also have until Wednesday to be “cured.”
Boebert’s lead is currently above the automatic recount threshold of 0.5 percent (approximately 810 votes). But if the lead shrinks after these outstanding ballots are counted, the recount could take until December.
The Frisch campaign had been hoping that the thousands of ballots uncounted in Pueblo County would break in his favor. But as election officials in Pueblo updated ballot counts throughout the day on Thursday, Boebert’s lead grew.
The remaining ballots from Pueblo County aren’t expected to be published until later this week.
Pueblo County Clerk Gilbert Ortiz told the Denver Post that he wouldn’t speculate how many ballots remained.
By Friday evening, neither candidate had declared victory or conceded the race.
Adam Frisch said in a statement on Friday that he remains confident he can win, adding that he would accept the results of the election no matter who wins, a clear slam at his opponent Boebert.
Frisch said in his statement that voters in Western and Southern Colorado have grown “tired of the entertainment industry that Boebert is a part of” adding that voters want a representative willing to “fight for bipartisan solutions.”
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