Democrat Candidate Admits Defeat in Razor Tight Race with Lauren Boebert

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Lauren Boebert, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

In the contest for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Adam Frisch officially admitted defeat to his rival, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Friday, stating that an expected recount was unlikely to affect the outcome of the extremely close election

Frisch told reporters in a video chat that he had previously phoned Boebert to give his concession.

Frisch, a former Aspen city councillor, said in his remarks that he was pleased with the campaign he ran in a district that former President Trump carried easily just two years ago.

The razor thin nature of the race came as a surprise to most observers, including Boebert herself, all of which seemed to have assumed the district was safely Republican. In fact, interest in the race was so low prior to election night that no official polls were ever conducted in the days and weeks before voters finally cast their ballots.

Before Frisch’s announcement, the contest for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seemed to be heading for a recount late Thursday and early Friday.

Most recent vote totals showed Boebert trailing Frisch by only 0.16 percentage points, or 551 votes.

An automatic recount is required by state law if the margin in a race is half a percentage point or less of the top vote-total getter’s.

Once the recount begins, the ultimate conclusion of the contest might be delayed by days or even weeks until it is completely complete.

While a recount is still possible, Frisch’s capitulation officially ends his campaign, paving the way for Boebert to serve a second term in the House of Representatives.

Republicans won the House majority this week, taking control of the lower chamber with 218 seats.

Just prior to the election, many political observers expected the GOP to take control of both the Senate and House by significant margins in what many had begun to call ‘the red wave.’

However, the party failed spectacularly, and significantly underperformed expectations, barely eking out control of the House of Representatives.

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