Colorado Congressional Race Heads To Mandatory Recount

UPDATE: Colorado completed the recount on Dec. 12, which did not change the outcome of the congressional race. Incumbent Boebert won re-election.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) announced the state would conduct a mandatory recount of election results in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. The current results of the Nov. 8 election have incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) leading Adam Frisch (D) by 550 votes, well within the 0.5% margin that triggers a mandatory recount under Colorado state law. However, the recount is unlikely to change the outcome and Frisch has already conceded.

After bipartisan canvassing boards test equipment for accuracy, all counties in the 3rd Congressional District (except San Juan County) will re-scan ballots using tabulation machines. San Juan County will recount ballots by hand, since the county has less than 1,000 residents. All counties have until Dec. 13 to complete the recount.