Lauren Boebert claims victory in race against liberal Adam Frisch

By Matt Connelly

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert claimed victory in her race against liberal Adam Frisch last night in a Twitter video recorded in front of the United States Capitol:

In Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District race, Boebert is currently ahead of Frisch by 543 votes according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

The liberal Denver Post has more details that are sure to bring Colorado liberals (and reporters) who prematurely celebrated Boebert’s demise to tears 😭:

More than a week after the midterm elections, incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was poised to hold on to her seat in Congress even as her Democratic challenger, Adam Frisch, on Thursday narrowed the gap between them enough to force an automatic recount.

Only Moffat County still had ballots left to report in Colorado’s massive 3rd Congressional District as of Thursday night. A representative of the Moffat County Clerk’s Office told The Denver Post they plan to report a final tally of just 25 remaining ballots Friday.

The straggling tallies reported by election clerks in Mesa, Pueblo and other counties on Thursday came from ballots mailed by Colorado voters outside of the state, which could be counted so long as they arrived by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Ballots requiring additional signature verification could be counted until then as well.

Boebert, a Republican, began Thursday with the 1,122-vote lead she’d held since late last week, but that shrank to 543 votes — out of 326,915 cast — by 5:55 p.m., according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. That’s under the automatic recount threshold of about 819 votes, a number equal to half of 1% of the top vote-getter’s tally.

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.