Now weeks after the November midterm elections and Colorado’s Secretary of State announced that U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert did indeed win her race against Adam Frisch, if only by a few hundred votes.
Election officials across the state’s massive 3rd Congressional District tallied votes for days after the Nov. 8 election. Frisch, a Democrat and former Aspen City Council member, took the lead early on but gradually lost ground to Boebert. In the end, initial vote tallies showed Boebert, of Silt, just 554 votes ahead of Frisch.
The congresswoman declared victory at that point and Frisch conceded, but both acknowledged the results weren’t finished yet. Boebert won with such a slim margin that the state’s election laws required an automatic recount, something Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced officially at the end of last month.
The process lasted nearly two weeks and Griswold’s office announced Monday evening that the recount did not change the election result. Boebert has won a second – and likely tumultuous – term in Congress.
In the end the recount only changed four votes. Boebert lost three and Frisch gained one. The congresswoman won with 50.06% of the votes to Frisch’s 49.89%.
The Secretary of State’s Office will reimburse county election offices for the cost of the recount.