On Monday, Lauren Boebert was declared the winner in her race to retain her seat in the House Of Representatives for a second time. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced that after a mandatory recount for US Congressional District 3, she reconfirmed that Lauren Boebert is the winner of the race.
One Twitter user tweeted his congratulations, acknowledging her supporter’s role in the re-election of Boebert. “Big Congrats to Lauren Boebert Again! Official Certification!! They threw the kitchen sink at her, but all the hard work from her supporters really paid off.”
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) December 13, 2022
Boebert celebrated, thanking her supporters and noting that her goal has been to “put a hard stop to the hard left leading towards socialism.” She called on Republicans to change the DC atmosphere saying, “Republicans have been entrusted with the majority, and we must now prove we can take the temperature down in DC by leading not only with strength but with grace.”
All of the counties completed their recounts, and confirmed we've won this race.
Republicans have been entrusted with the majority and we must now prove we can take the temperature down in DC by leading not only with strength but grace. pic.twitter.com/EH80Egq9UH
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 12, 2022
When Boebert claimed victory in November over Aspen city councilman Adam Frisch, she noted that there would be a recount and said her team was prepared to make sure everything was done properly,
“Now, over the next couple of weeks, this race will have an automatic recount, which will be completed in early December,” she said. “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 see tonight in this race.”
The recount only yielded a 4-vote change and put the final tally of the tight race less than one percentage point apart. Frisch conceded the race in November and, after recount efforts, lost by more than 500 votes.
The Denver Post relayed the recount results:
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.
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.