Colorado’s Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold ordered a mandatory recount of the state’s third congressional district Wednesday after incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert’s narrow win.
“The results of the District 3 race reinforce the fact that every vote matters,” Griswold said 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.”
Counties within the district must complete the recount by Dec. 13. Each county must “complete a logic and accuracy test (LAT) on the required tabulation equipment. Following the LAT tests, the counties will begin recounting all ballots for the US House District 3 race in the same manner they were processed during the election,” Griswold’s office stated.
San Juan County will manually recount ballots while the other counties will use tabulation equipment. (RELATED: Lauren Boebert Could Lose Lead If Voters Fix Ballots That Were Originally Rejected For Signature Issues)
Frisch conceded the narrow race, saying that with 99% of reporting in “the voters have spoken.”
“The likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very, very small.”
Frisch reiterated the sentiment Thursday, saying while he supports the recount, he “could not, in good faith, perpetuate false hope that there is a good chance of the recount changing the outcome of this election.”
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