Lauren Boebert election results – live: Republican says ‘of course’ she will win as Colorado election could be recounted

Frisch challenges Boebert in a close race in Colorado

Lauren Boebert said she was confident she would keep her House seat as she widened her lead against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch – but the unexpected upset race continues to be too close to call.

When asked by reporters if she expected to win the race on Thursday, the incumbent Republican replied, “Of course I expect to win. It’s going to be awesome.”

Ms Boebert now leads with 1,122 votes in what turned out to be a surprisingly close race for the US House seat in Coloradoof the 3rd congressional district.

After trailing for much of the race, Donald Trump’s ally regained the lead on Thursday, now leading with 50.2% of the vote to Mr Frisch’s 49.8%, with 99% of votes reported.

The race could head for an automatic recount if the winning side does not win by a margin of more than 0.5%.

The tight race came as a surprise to Republicans and Democrats – as well as pollsters – after the controversial, gun-toting congresswoman should have enjoyed a comfortable re-election.


Lauren Boebert visits DC amid tight race

Lauren Boebert paid a visit to Washington DC as the fight to retain her House seat unfolded in Colorado.

Republican incumbent MAGA attended the House Freedom Caucus’ Covid-19 pandemic accountability hearing on Thursday – the same day she finally broke her silence on the unexpectedly tight race.

Speaking to reporters at the event, she tried to push the GOP’s worse-than-expected performance in her home state on the most important candidates.

“I don’t know if there wasn’t enough enthusiasm for our top gubernatorial and Senate candidates, or what happened there, but there have been a lot of changes in the votes there,” she said.

Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and Sen. Michael Bennet have both comfortably beaten their Republican rivals in their re-election races.

Rachel SharpNovember 11, 2022 11:20 am


Is Colorado heading for a recount?

In Colorado, an automatic recount is triggered if a candidate wins by a margin of 0.5% or less of the leading candidate’s total votes.

This means that, to avoid a recount, Lauren Boebert or Adam Frisch would have to lead with around 788 votes.

If a recount is triggered, it must be completed within 35 days of Election Day.

Rachel Sharp11 November 2022 11:00


Boebert confident she will win: ‘Of course’

Lauren Boebert insisted she was confident she would keep her House seat despite the unexpectedly tight race remaining too close to be called.

“Of course I expect to win. It will be awesome,” the incumbent Republican told reporters Thursday night in Washington DC.

When asked if she would support House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in his bid for president if the GOP took the House, she said her focus was on herself.

“Is that what you’re all focusing on?” Do you know I’m – do you know I have 794 votes in my race right now? she shot.

“That’s kind of my focus right now,” she said.

Rachel SharpNovember 11, 2022 10:40 am


Boebert now leads by 1,122 votes

Lauren Boebert now leads with 1,122 votes in what turned out to be a surprisingly close race for the United States House seat in Colorado.

Ms. Boebert is currently leading with 50.2% of the vote to Democratic challenger Adam Frisch’s 49.8%, with 99% of the vote now reported in the district.

The race is still too close to be announced.

After trailing for much of the race, Donald Trump’s ally regained a lead on Thursday, overtaking the Democrat with a 386-vote lead that morning. She widened the lead to 794 votes this afternoon before more votes were reported later in the day.

Rachel SharpNovember 11, 2022 10:20 am


We’ve read Lauren Boebert’s book so you don’t have to

Imagine you’ve just purchased Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert’s new autobiographical book, “My American Life.”

You rush into his restaurant, Shooter’s Bar and Grill, to start flipping through its pages. A waitress – pistol hanging from a holster on her hip – places a menu on the table. You glance at it, your eyes resting on the pork burgers. Fake news says they gave viewers diarrhea in 2017. But you didn’t come all the way to Rifle, Colorado for lies. You want the truth – and it’s right there in your hands. You dive into it.

Rachel Sharp11 November 2022 10:00


ICYMI: Boebert’s Shooters Grill restaurant closes after landlord refuses to extend lease

Lauren Boebert‘s Shooters Grill at Colorado closed after the restaurant owners refused to extend the legislator’s lease.

The Republican The Rifle City Legislator’s restaurant was famous for having waitresses armed with handguns and last closed on Sunday, she confirmed.

“We were like a family. I would say Shooters, for any employee, was their life,” she said. The independent post about the restaurant which opened in May 2013.

Olivier O’ConnellNovember 11, 2022 09:30


Boebert criticized for 15 anti-veteran votes

“I voted for four pro-veteran bills that passed into law and led to several amendments aimed at funding mental health and other important services for our veterans,” Ms. Boebert wrote in a tweet during the campaign. who also urged his followers to click through and learn more about “the work I do to support America’s heroes.”

Her opponent, Mr. Frisch, verified her via his own long tweet thread.

Olivier O’ConnellNovember 11, 2022 08:30


Earlier: Boebert mocked an awkward 5 p.m. silence after tweeting that ‘the red wave has begun’

Online reviews of Republican Lauren Boebert seemed to relish the close race deputy remained locked up a few hours after the closing of the polls Coloradomany citing his own silence on social media as a sign that a potential loss could be imminent.

Olivier O’ConnellNovember 11, 2022 06:30


ICYMI: Did Lauren Boebert shoot a dog?

A neighbor supported Rep Lauren Boebertdenies that the congresswoman shot a pet dog in her hometown of Silt, Colorado.

The bizarre story – the latest in Ms Boebert’s controversial career – exploded on social networks after Yaritza Mendoza, describing herself as Republican MAGA’s “next door neighbor”, detailed the alleged incident in a Facebook post.

Sheila Flynn reflects on the story.

Olivier O’ConnellNovember 11, 2022 04:30


Why is Lauren Boebert struggling in Colorado?

Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is a MAGA frontrunner, but her Democratic challenger has won support from unlikely sources as he climbs the polls and garners donations. He says his “anger” has turned voters off and many are telling Sheila Flynn they agree.

Olivier O’ConnellNovember 11, 2022 03:00

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