Although many of her liberal foes preemptively celebrated her re-election loss, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced on Thursday that she has apparently eked out a narrow victory over Democratic challenger Adam Frisch. Today, it seems like that victory will remain a win for Boebert and the GOP.
Fetterman won and Boebert lost…
There’s hope yet 🙏
— Jeremy London (@SirJeremyLondon) November 9, 2022
In a video she posted to Twitter on Thursday night, the Colorado Republican said: “Great news tonight. As almost all the votes have finally been tallied, I’m told that there are less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce we have won this race.”
Boebert went on to tout the importance of her win in light of recent news that the GOP had secured a House majority in the upcoming legislative session.
“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 the southern border, and being a strong check on the White House,” she added.
While the hard-fought midterm race is over, Boebert noted that the razor-thin margin will trigger an automatic recount of the votes. A final tally must be completed no later than Dec. 13, according to state law.
“My campaign team and our lawyers will definitely make sure everything is conducted properly,” Boebert said. “Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could affect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight in this race.”
Confident in her ultimate victory, she promised Colorado voters that they can “be certain” that she will be sworn in for a second term early next year, allowing Republicans to “finally turn Pelosi’s House back into the people’s House.”
She went on to express gratitude for “every volunteer that made calls, knocked doors,” and voted for her in last week’s election.
In light of the latest tally, Frisch reportedly called Boebert to concede the race and has not challenged the results. He went on to note that a recount is likely, but that his campaign had not asked for one.
“We believe in the integrity of elections in our great state of Colorado, and are supportive of this recount in our continued faith and the security of our elections; however, the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very small,” Frisch added.