Boebert inches ahead as Colorado votes continue to be counted

Colorado Republican Party And an ally of former President Trump, Rep. Lauren Bobert is ahead of her Democratic challenger as votes continue to be counted on Friday.

A An unexpectedly tight race Bobert is ahead in the numbers for the first time since counting began earlier this week, where the freshman lawmaker is running for a second term.

Rep. Lauren Bobert, R-Colo., attends a House Second Amendment Caucus press conference at the US Capitol on June 8, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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As of Thursday morning, Bobert closed his margin of victory over Democratic candidate Adam Frisch by 60 votes.

The controversial lawmaker now leads by more than 1,100 votes in the vote count — a 0.34% difference in Colorado’s 3 congressional district voters — with 1% of the votes not yet counted.

While the jump was enough to hold off Frisch, Bobert’s support seems to have skyrocketed since his election in 2020, when he defeated his Democratic counterpart by more than 26,500 votes.

The Coloradan was 33 when he defeated then-Rep. Scott Tipton is a five-term incumbent candidate in the 2020 GOP primary.

Sep.  10, 2022, Democratic candidate Adam Frisch listens to incumbent Rep. Lauren Bobert during a debate at Colorado Mesa University as part of the Club 20 Political Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Sep. 10, 2022, Democratic candidate Adam Frisch listens to incumbent Rep. Lauren Bobert during a debate at Colorado Mesa University as part of the Club 20 Political Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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Bobert’s struggle to maintain his support this election cycle points to the 2022 midterms. Republicans failed to deliver The expected “red tide.”

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Frisch isn’t giving up hope and said on Twitter Thursday that “thousands” of votes have yet to be counted.

“Every vote counts in this incredibly close race and Pueblo County has thousands of votes and military and overseas voters, and a significant number of curable votes,” he said. “Help us gather evidence to see this!”

The GOP hopes to win majority control in both the House and Senate, though neither party has claimed victory in either chamber.

Rep. Lauren Bobert, R-Colo., during the Save America rally with former President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Illinois on June 25, 2022.

Rep. Lauren Bobert, R-Colo., during the Save America rally with former President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Illinois on June 25, 2022.
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As tabulators continue to count election results across the country, 32 House seats are still up for grabs as Republicans inch closer to securing a majority in the House.

Votes are still being counted in Alaska, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, New York and Maine.

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