On Friday (November 18), Democrat Congressional candidate Adam Frisch conceded to Republican incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Frisch, a former Aspen City councilman, revealed during a video call to reporters that he believed a recount wouldn’t change the results; he also said that he had called Boebert to concede.
Frisch acknowledged that the race — given its slim margins — was likely to be headed to a mandatory recount, adding that it was unlikely that the recount changes “more than a handful of votes.”
He explained that his campaign wasn’t asking for the recount, noting that it is “mandated through our election system.”
Frisch then urged his supporters not to donate to his campaign for the recount effort, telling them to save money for “groceries, your rent, your children.”
Frisch expressed pride in his campaign in a district that former President Donald Trump carried two years but censured his party because they had “abandoned rural America and working-class America.”
The former councilman added that the abandonment had led Republicans to have a “monopoly” over this group for several years.
Frisch’s remarks come as the ballot count appeared to be leading to a mandatory recount early Friday, when the latest voting totals only showed Boebert with a 0.16-point lead, the equivalent of 551 votes.
Colorado state law requires a recount to be conducted if the margin is under half a percentage point — although Frisch’s concession essentially secures Boebert a second term in the House of Representatives.