Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) won her bid for reelection after a tight race decided by roughly 550 votes, a recount confirmed on Monday.
The final results in Colorado’s Congressional District 3 showed the incumbent received 50.06% of the votes, while her Democratic rival, Adam Frisch, received 49.89%. Tallies showed Boebert with 163,839 votes following a net loss of three, and Frisch with 163,293 votes after a net gain of one.
The initial results had been within Colorado’s margin for a mandatory recount, which is at or less than 0.5% difference between the top two candidates. But Frisch, a former Aspen City Council member, already conceded defeat last month, and Boebert declared victory.
“We have won this race,” Boebert said at the time. “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 our southern border and being a strong check on the White House.”
I am so thankful for all of your support and I am so proud to be your Representative! pic.twitter.com/4gnmflotiU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced the certification of the 2022 general election results on Monday, also noting that a recount of the Colorado House District 43 race had be completed. Democrat Robert “Bob” Marshall was affirmed as the victor over Republican incumbent Kurt Huffman in that Douglas County race.
“The 2022 General Election was among the most accessible and successful in Colorado’s history. I am proud of our State’s elections and the voting access that we have added over the last four years,” Griswold said in a statement. “I commend the county election officials, election workers, and the employees of the Department of State for their hard work and dedication to delivering great elections for Colorado voters.”
Republicans had a weaker-than-expected performance in this year’s midterm elections. Though the GOP failed to win control of the Senate, it did regain control of the House.
Boebert, a firebrand backed by former President Donald Trump and a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment, won her first race in 2020 by a larger margin, defeating her Democrat opponent by six points in a year in which Colorado voted to elect Joe Biden.
Her district was redrawn in accordance with the 2020 Census, which political observers said made it even more red.