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Boebert’s razor-thin lead over Frisch in Colorado is likely to be recaptured

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 10: Rep.  Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., attends a roundtable discussion with members of the House Freedom Caucus on the COVID-19 pandemic at The Heritage Foundation on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ -Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., attends a roundtable with members of the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, November 10, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

After nine days of vote counting and more than 95% of votes cast, incumbent GOP Representative Lauren Boebert continues to hold a narrow lead over her Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in a race to decide who will represent Colorado’s Third District in Congress .

As of Thursday afternoon, Boebert is ahead of Frisch by a margin of 0.18%, or 615 votes. State law requires an automatic recount if the final margin in a race is less than one percentage point, which should be completed by Dec. 13, the New York Times reported.

The lengthy counting of votes is the result of waiting for the receipt of mailed ballots from members of the United States military living abroad. The deadline for receiving those ballots was Wednesday. Voters were also given until Wednesday to “heal” ballots that were initially rejected for reasons such as containing mismatched signatures.

Officials in the state expect the final count to be released Friday. If necessary, a recount can be ordered before December 5.

Boebert, who describes herself as an “Ultra-MAGA” politician, has already made it clear that the tight race won’t change the use of social media to express herself.

Throughout the campaign, Frisch Boeberts used more outrageous statements against her, calling her part of an “anger management” industry more interested in attention than solving problems for the people of Colorado.

But Frisch was also able to appeal to voters in the conservative district by distancing himself from outgoing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and vowing to join the bipartisan Problem Solver’s Caucus if elected.

Frisch also appealed to voters to be patient with the results.

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