The Colorado Secretary of State has ordered a mandatory recount for Colorado Congressional District 3 in the race between incumbent GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat Adam Frisch. A recount is mandatory when the margin between the top candidates is within .5% and the recount must be completed by by Dec. 13. Secretary of State Jena Griswold released a statement saying, ““The results of the District 3 race reinforce the fact that every vote matters. 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.”

Frisch had already conceded to Boebert in early November which is leaving many question whether this is a necessary recount. He says he doesn’t want his supporters to gain false hope from the recount:

“We believe in the integrity of elections in our great state of Colorado and are supportive of this recount to ensure continued faith and the security of our elections. However, the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very small — very, very small. It would be disingenuous and unethical for us or any other group to continue to raise false hope and encourage fundraising for a recount.”

“Colorado elections are safe, accurate and secure. Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children and for other important causes and organizations. I just got off the phone with Representative Boebert. I called her to formally concede this election.”

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