It seems that counting votes in Colorado’s third district is a difficult task. It is not densely populated and it has no unique geography. It doesn’t matter though. It is impossible to count all votes within one week of election day due to various reasons.
There’s an important update to the race. Democrat Adam Frisch has cut Lauren Boebert’s lead by half during the “curing period” and will now recount.
New: we’re headed to an automatic recount in #CO03, where Adam Frisch (D) more than halved Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R) lead from 1,122 votes to 557 votes.
Still, extremely rare for a lead of that size to be overturned in a recount.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 17, 2022
As I have said, the idea that there could be a “curing period” is absurd. This makes the electoral process a race to see who can get more people to return and “fix” their votes. It’s all about the money and union connections. This anti-democratic nonsense turns election day into an election month.
This seems to have helped Frisch close the gap. Now, we will have to wait longer to name an official winner. It is inexplicable that any country in the nation would have such a system, but mail-in voting and ballot “curing” is more common.
Is it possible that Boebert will lose? It is unlikely (to the point that almost never happens) that a recount would fill a gap of more than 500 votes. If that happens, Republicans will go crazy after the Colorado election cluster. Already there is a widespread belief that these blue-state late counting processes are rigged. To see another lead slip due to something so shaky as “curing”, and then to have a recount set off a nuclear bomb within the political sphere.
This is an R+7 area, so Boebert needs some tough love. Does she want to become a Trump sycophant, vying for national fame? Or does she want to keep her place in government to remain relevant? She will lose the next election if she continues on her current course, which would mean the end of her political career.
Boebert must reset and focus more on her district. She must show them that she is here in Washington to serve them, and not to please the MAGA movement. This is not a judgment on the MAGA movement, however, it may be viewed in 2022. It is more a recognition that nothing kills politicians faster than feeling abandoned by their constituents.