Mandatory recount ordered in Colorado House race between GOP Rep. Boebert, Democrat Frisch

Boebert and Frisch's vote count is separated by less than 0.5%, forcing the mandatory runoff.

Updated: December 2, 2022 - 2:28pm

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has ordered a mandatory recount in the extremely close House race between incumbent GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat challenger Adam Frisch.

Frisch has already conceded, but the difference between their vote counts in within 0.5%, forcing the mandatory recount.

The last vote count from Griswold's office was 163,842 for Boebert and 163,292 for Frisch, in their bid to represent the state's 3rd Congressional District.

Boebert won 50.08% of the vote while Frisch won 49.92%, according to The Hill newspaper.

The recount ordered Thursday is required to be finished by Dec. 13. 

Frisch is not optimistic about the outcome changing.

“While I am fully supportive of the recount process, based on the history of Colorado recounts, I could not, in good faith, perpetuate false hope that there is a good chance of the recount changing the outcome of this election," he said following Griswold's announcement. 

Boebert declared victory on Nov. 17. 

“Come January, you can be certain of two things: I will be sworn in for my second term as your congresswoman and Republicans can finally turn Pelosi’s House back into the people’s House," she said.

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