Officials in Colorado have announced that there will be a recount in the state’s 3rd Congressional District.
Recount mandated by state law
According to the Colorado Sun, that decision was made earlier this week by Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who announced the move on Wednesday.
“The results of the District 3 race reinforce the fact that every vote matters,” Griswold was quoted as saying in a statement.
“Colorado voters have made their voices heard, and I am ordering this recount in accordance with Colorado law to confirm the will of the voters,” the state official continued.
The Sun noted that Colorado’s 3rd District is represented by Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, who earlier this month prevailed in an unexpectedly tight race against her Democratic challenger, former Aspen City Councilman Adam Frisch.
State law mandates that a recount must be conducted whenever a winning candidate’s margin of victory is less than 0.5% of his or her vote total. Boebert won by 550 votes, which represents just 0.3% of the 163,842 ballots cast for her.
Democrat says supporters should stop sending money
Frisch, who has already conceded the race, told the website Colorado Politics that he does not want to give his supporters “false hope” and stressed that they should not continue giving this his campaign.
“Colorado elections are safe, accurate and secure,” Frisch said in an interview on Thursday. “Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children and for other important causes and organizations.”
“And I know that the chances of more than a handful of votes changing in the Colorado state election process was almost zilch,” the former candidate acknowledged.
Frisch suggested that “one of the reasons we did well is people saw me as authentic and sincere in an environment that’s not always looked upon that way.”
He then attempted to link Boebert to political radicalism, calling his campaign “a big shot across the bow for less extremism and less ‘angertainment.'” Frisch expressed similar sentiments in a statement he posted to Twitter.
I want to share an update following the announcement of a mandatory recount in the race to represent #CO03 by the Secretary of State here in Colorado. It was issued yesterday and will proceed in the coming days. Please see my statement attached here.
Best, AF pic.twitter.com/DdZZ5AMi2R
— Adam Frisch for CD-3 (@AdamForColorado) December 1, 2022