Democrat CONCEDES to Lauren Boebert in nail-biting Colorado race

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BREAKING NEWS: Democrat CONCEDES to Lauren Boebert in nail-biting Colorado race: Adam Frisch says recount won’t change result as GOP firebrand hangs onto House seat

  • Democrat Adam Frisch said Friday he called and conceded to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Friday as their race in Colorado was headed to a recount 
  • At a press conference, Frisch said the close race wasn’t close enough for him to win 
  • ‘The voters have spoken,’ Frisch said. ‘The likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very, very small’  

Democrat Adam Frisch said Friday he called and conceded to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Friday as their race in Colorado was headed to a recount. 

At a press conference, Frisch said the close race wasn’t close enough for him to win. 

‘The voters have spoken,’ Frisch said. ‘The likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very, very small.’ 

Democrat Adam Frisch said Friday that he called Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert to concede as their race heads to an automatic recount

Democrat Adam Frisch said Friday that he called Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert to concede as their race heads to an automatic recount 

Rep. Lauren Boebert proclaimed victory Thursday night, filming a video to supporters outside the U.S. Capitol

Rep. Lauren Boebert proclaimed victory Thursday night, filming a video to supporters outside the U.S. Capitol 

Boebert had claimed victory the night before. 

‘I am told that there was less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce – we have won this race!’ she said in a video captured outside the Capitol Building. 

‘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 the southern border and being a strong check on the White House,’ she continued. 

She then referenced the automatic recount, which is to be completed in early December, and said her campaign team and lawyers would ensure it was conducted properly. 

‘Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could effect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight in this race,’ she said. 

‘So 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,’ Boebert added. 

The 35-year-old Colorado congresswoman quickly became one of the most recognizable when she entered the House in 2021, due to her love of guns and her past adherence to the QAnon conspiracy theory. 

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She became known for her inflammatory statements – including making suggestions that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim and wears a hijab, is a terrorist. 

Frisch, a former member of the Aspen City Council, believed that he had a chance to win in the GOP-leaning district because of Boebert’s hijinks. 

‘These numbers reflect what we’ve been hearing from voters all across the district: that they’re ready to stop Boebert’s circus and elect a representative that will work hard to address the needs of the district on issues like inflation, jobs, water, energy independence and more,’ Frisch said in August, pointing to internal polling in July that showed the race closer than it should be. 

On Friday morning, Boebert was ahead of Frisch by 551 votes. 

The Associated Press has yet to officially call the race for Boebert. 

The tightness of the race was also indicative of the broader trend that played out in 2022 – a ‘red wave’ that never happened. 

Republicans had hoped that like other modern first term midterms, the party out of power would dominate the races. 

But Democratic voters showed up – in part, motivated by the overturn of Roe v. Wade – keeping the Senate in Democratic hands and giving Republicans a tiny majority in the House of Representatives. 

They were also successful in a number of high-profile governors races, including in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan. 

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