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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) won reelection, a recount confirmed, adding another seat to the GOP’s slim majority in the House and officially ending a saga that nearly saw the firebrand Republican overthrown in her conservative district.
Boebert won by 546 votes, according to a tally announced Monday evening by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D), as she certified the results of the 2022 general election.
The narrow margin had forced a recount under Colorado law, which requires such measures when the difference between candidates is half a percent or less. Boebert had been leading by less than that as the tallying came to a close last month.
The race in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District was not forecast to be a particularly competitive or exciting one. The district is heavily Republican and voted for President Donald Trump in 2020 by about eight percentage points.
But the showdown between Boebert — a gun-toting, far-right Republican from…
This article was written by Bryan Pietsch and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com