Race for the cure: Fate of Boebert reelection campaign rests with cured ballots

Lauren Boebert
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., who is in an unexpected tight race with Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, arrives to meet with fellow Republicans behind closed doors as Republicans hold its leadership candidate forum, where everyone running for a post must make their case to the membership, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Race for the cure: Fate of Boebert reelection campaign rests with cured ballots

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Nearly a week after voting ended in the 2022 midterm elections, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch are still waiting for a winner to be declared in Colorado’s 3rd District.

The votes in the election between the two candidates are still being counted and, in some cases, “cured,” and the margin between the two remains razor thin. As of Monday afternoon, the vote tally in the district counted Boebert at 162,040 votes against Frisch’s 160,918 votes, giving the incumbent Republican a lead of just 1,122 votes, according to the Denver Gazette.

“We’re still in this fight,” Frisch wrote on social media. “Just in a holding pattern. As ballots continue to be counted, we continue to feel proud of where we stand and what we’ve accomplished.”

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https://twitter.com/AdamForColorado/status/1592184002823454723?s=20&t=t3_hVlejXQzcVBHn5BEqTA

The process of curing a ballot involves voters taking their ballot that was initially rejected due to problems that include, as noted by Newsweek, a missing signature or signature discrepancy and then matching a signature on file or providing identification in some cases. Voters only have until Wednesday to cure their ballot.

County clerks are also waiting to process a small number of ballots until they can be counted with all the cured ballots, including ones from military and overseas residents. As many as 5,000 ballots remain uncounted or in transit, according to political operatives’ estimates.

In a tweet Monday, Boebert acknowledged the incredibly tight race in her district that has been known to lean Republican.

“Waiting this long for election results is going to make firing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House that much sweeter,” Boebert wrote.

https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1592310712856379392?s=20&t=TLYdN2yZIX2s7d64l2C4gQ

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Republicans had a weaker-than-expected performance in the midterm elections. That includes in House races, some of which are still outstanding, but it appears the GOP will have the seats to take over the lower chamber. Democrats managed to keep the Senate.

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