Firebrand conservative upstart Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado will get another two years in the House of Representatives following a mandatory recount of ballots cast during the midterm election.
With Boebert’s win, Republicans officially padded their majority in the chamber and are even more set to guide the chamber’s agenda come January, when the new Congress is sworn in.
The Associated Press reported:
An automatic recount confirmed Monday that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert won her reelection bid against Democrat Adam Frisch.
Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced the results Monday evening. Frisch netted a total of four votes in the recount, far from enough to close a 500-plus vote gap with Boebert. An Aspen City Councilman, Frisch had already conceded the race last month after the first tally put him just under the state’s margin for a mandatory recount.
Following the election last month, the Colorado Republican released a video after Frisch called her to concede his loss.
“I’m told that there are less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce we have won this race!” she said. “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.”
“Now, over the next couple of weeks, this race will have an automatic recount, which will be completed in early December,” she added.
“My campaign team and our lawyers will definitely make sure everything is conducted properly. Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could affect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight in this race,” Boebert noted further.
“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,” she continued.
“Thank you to every volunteer that made calls, knocked doors, and, of course, to each of you that is entrusted me with your vote. I am honored to be your representative. I pray for you, and I am so grateful for you. God bless you tonight,” she said.
I am so thankful for all of your support and I am so proud to be your Representative! pic.twitter.com/4gnmflotiU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022
In May, Boebert Boebert said that an investigation should be launched after the release of the 2020 election documentary “2,000 Mules,” which asserts that the election was stolen from then-President Donald Trump in 2020.
Boebert spoke out during a press conference, where she said that she would like an investigation “if any of that” information in the movie “is provable.”
“We need to have hearings. And that’s what I’m looking forward to in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” she said.
“If we can have geo-tracking when it comes to January 6th, and come to peoples’ homes who were holding a sign outside of the Capitol and interview them–have the FBI interview them … then I certainly think we can use that same technology to look at people who may have been harvesting ballots illegally and possibly, potentially even paid to do so by non-profit organizations.”