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Rep. Lauren Boebert, a far-right Republican from Colorado, was locked in a race that was too close to call and inside the threshold for automatic recount, the Associated Press projected Thursday, leaving the outcome of a surprsingly competitive election in a conservative district in doubt.
With nearly all votes counted, Boebert led Democrat Adam Frisch by 0.16 percentage points, the AP reported. Under state law, a mandatory recount must be completed no later than 35 days after the election, which is Dec. 13.
Boebert’s lead was 551 votes out of nearly 327,000 votes counted, the AP reported. The AP said it will await the results of a potential recount to call the race.
The race in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District — a wide swath of the state’s west — was a showdown between Boebert, a gun-toting Republican from the working-class town of Rifle on the banks of the Colorado River, and Frisch, a conservative Democrat from the ritzy ski town of…
This article was written by Bryan Pietsch and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com