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Democrat Adam Frisch Concedes CO-03 House Race to GOP Incumbent Boebart

Democrat Adam Frisch Concedes CO-03 House Race to GOP Incumbent Boebart

The race will likely go to a recount, delaying it becoming official for days or weeks.

Democrat Adam Frisch conceded to incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebart in their race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Despite the concession, the race will likely head to an automatic recount. As of now, Boebart leads by only around 550 votes, which is 0.16%.

The race won’t become official until the state finishes the recount.

From The Hill:

In a video call with reporters, Frisch said that he had called Boebert to offer his concession. He said that while the race appeared to be headed for a mandatory recount, “the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very small.”

“We are not asking for this recount. It is one that the citizens of Colorado mandate through our election system,” he said, telling supporters not to donate to his campaign for the recount effort.

“Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children,” he said.

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Sounds like a principled gentleman. He has already conceded — does he have the option of withdrawing to quash a recount he obviously doesn’t want?

Agreed. He is a principled gentleman. Wish we had more of them on both sides. Congratulations Rep. Lauren Boebart.

Or perhaps they already pulled out all the stops trying to manufacture votes to put him over the top, and he’s concerned the recount has the potential to expose that. (too cynical?)

Subotai Bahadur | November 18, 2022 at 6:22 pm

OK, the recount is mandated by state statute. It will happen regardless of what the candidates say, just so one of them [Frisch in this case] does not come back in a few months and say he was robbed.

Noting that Boebert is not now, nor ever has been my Congress-critter [I would not mind it, but I am not in her district] I have to comment on this race.

First, our last legislative session did the decennial reapportionment based on the census. Note on the map that there is kind of a hook in the shape of the south end of her district. Our legislature did that deliberately to include Pueblo county in her district. The most hardcore Democrat area in Colorado is Metro Denver, followed by Pueblo county, then Boulder county although the latter two swap every so often. They thought for sure that putting that in there would cost her the seat no matter how conservative the West is. The Democrats were far from covert about this. And now they are shocked. She lost Pueblo county, but by nowhere near the margin they expected. Translation, she is a lot more popular there than they expected. That is a good thing.

Second, they tried their best to stall, and having dealt with Pueblo Democrats for just shy of half a century, to cheat I am sure. This was a typical Democrat -state delayed vote count statewide anyway. The election was on Tuesday the 8th. Pueblo county was counting ballots physically in their possession until late on Friday the 11th when they stopped issuing vote count updates and she was barely ahead. And they still had officially uncounted ballots in their possession that they showed on a TV interview. The absolute deadline for having the vote count officially issued was late last night and they finally issued it on or slightly after the deadline, giving the count above. She got above the district margin of Democrat fraud to win the seat. Frisch was so sure that he was going to win, that he went to DC to take part in new representative orientation. Oops.

Third, in the matter of his being a principled gentleman. Aspen. Colorado is a ski resort area and highly Leftist. It is what it is. From 2011-2019 Frisch was an Aspen city council critter. All well and good. However, it came out during the campaign, that he was less than principled.

Y’all are, I am sure, familiar with the “you store it” type of linked storage sheds up to garage sized. While a city council critter, he rented one of the garage sized ones. Nothing wrong with that. He rigged it out like a bedroom. A bit odd, but nothing wrong with that.

However, the owner of the “you store it” heard something strange in his units. And he has so stated to media, and also on TV in ads. He went to investigate, and he caught the then and still married Frisch in the rigged out garage with a married woman not his wife, engaging in activity that would seem to be precluded by both’s marriage vows.

Now YMMV, but to me that seems to rule out being either principled or a gentleman even discounting his lying politics [He stated in his TV ads that if elected he would refuse to vote for Pelosi for Speaker. You know, and I know that such would not be allowed, strongly so.].

Subotai Bahadur

    You left out that the owner of the storage unit blackmailed Frisch and he changed his vote in favor of a business transaction for the storage owner…

Dislike his positions on the issues but unlike the majority of the modern Democratic Party he sounds like a gentleman and a decent man. Of course, he doesn’t depend on politics and the public fisc for his livelihood so I’m sure that has something to do with it.

Now Lauren Boebart needs to decide if she will be a congressman or a figure of the Trump movement because this district ever being a question is frankly an utter disgrace.

That this district was even question was entirely because her opponent was winning over independents and even some Republicans.

    Ironclaw in reply to Danny. | November 18, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Since she won, I think being herself is a good plan.

      She won by a few hundred votes in an extremely red district and could easily lose next time.

      If she was in a competitive district it would be one thing but coming this close to defeat in a safe district is inexcusable. You realize that next time she could cost us the house majority if she loses just a couple hundred voters right?

        alaskabob in reply to Danny. | November 19, 2022 at 12:53 am

        Need to read the posting above for more info.

        Ironclaw in reply to Danny. | November 19, 2022 at 4:22 pm

        You’re talking about a district that got changed to add a huge libtard area in Pueblo county. The people who did that redistrict, I suspect, thought that would flip the district. It didn’t, she still won in spite of it.

          txvet2 in reply to Ironclaw. | November 19, 2022 at 9:59 pm

          They’ve tried that with TX-21 for decades. I’ve been in and out of it several times, either by moving or by gerrymander.

    gonzotx in reply to Danny. | November 18, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Stop it, she won reelection and they KNOW who she is and what she represents

    And for all this who keep saying, “there’s no cheating”, read above, it’s just once in Awhile they don’t cheat enough

    But they’re quick learners

    America First

      Danny in reply to gonzotx. | November 19, 2022 at 12:18 am

      Yes a safe red district needs to become a battleground now…..perhaps you need to read something about strategy?

      This is an extremely red district for it to be in play indicates a very weak incumbent and if she weakens herself by not changing she is likely to lose next time.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Danny. | November 19, 2022 at 12:29 am

    If what is said above is true, then it sounds like there was a bit of gerrymandering above (see the boot shape comment above).

    Regardless, of whether it was gerrymandering or Trump, a hotly contested centrist district needs someone who can skate across the lines because the Dems will actually cheat harder next time. They are even known to do it legally by having blue voters move into her district. The cost of getting some blue votes legally moved into her district is pennies to some of their shadow puppeteers like Soros.

      At issue is this district is gerrymandered in our direction to make the Democrat Colorado seats safe D.

      There is no way to blame cheating; all of the machinery in this district is Republican. There also isn’t any evidence at all of cheating.

      The evidence is the incumbent needs to make some changes to avoid an outright defeat next time. Even if she eeks out a win again without changing a thing she would be taking money and resources away from genuine battleground districts elsewhere.

      artichoke in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 19, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      Of course they’ll continue to try to cheat, we should start if we aren’t already, that’s the way the game is played now. Those are the rules of “our democracy”. There’s no guarantee she’ll be reelected. But on the other hand, taking Pueblo out of some other district may give us a chance to win another district too. Just push hard, then push harder, play to win not to tie (i.e. “for fairness”).

What a mess.

Back to Subotai’s lengthy, informative post: what kind of voting does CO have? Pueblo county stopped counting votes in their possession on the night of the 11th; are there more uncounted votes? Is this a wild card the state will pull out of its sleeve when/if it recounts?

As asked by other commenters, maybe Frisch doesn’t want to go to the DC’ swamp given his shabby behavior, though, there in no shortage of shabby Democratic legislators in either the senate or house. Really, a love nest in a rental storage unit? In Aspen for Pete’s sake!

Man up CO, let Boebart go back to DC. get some of the stink off yourselves.

    r2468 in reply to Owego. | November 19, 2022 at 10:51 am

    I expect the hotel rooms are more expensive. He might be a fiscal conservative with his money but a liberal with our money.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Owego. | November 19, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    1) We have mail in voting, sadly, in Colorado courtesy of the Republican Party giving away the governorship in 2010 just to spite the TEA Party.

    2) Midnight the night of November 17-18 was the absolute final deadline by statute for counting and getting the count in. Supposedly no further ballots they find in unexpected orifii can be counted.

    3) The statutory recount can, in theory, only count the votes that were already counted and recorded by midnight the night of November 17-18. So the overall total numbers of ballots cast should not change. But this is a Democrat controlled state, so one cannot depend on the law being followed in anything if it would benefit the Left to break it.

    4) The actual recount would be performed by a canvas board under the authority of the Secretary of State, in this case Democrat Jena Griswold.

    Subotai Bahadur

Boebert’s tweet to Psaki was gold.
Psaki’s dad lives in Boebert’s district.

Just a shout out to my Dad who lives in her district and told me last month @laurenboebert could lose and I didn’t believe him.

— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) November 9, 2022

Well, Jen, you were right not to believe him.

Never thought I’d be saying you were right but here we are. https://t.co/yzjoOzCs3k

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022