In a statement Wednesday, Frisch said his campaign is waiting for every vote to be tallied.
“We still have a lot of work ahead as ballots are still being counted. It is my deepest honor to have received so much support from the people of Colorado’s wonderful 3rd District,” he wrote.
If the margin stays this tight, the ballot count won’t be in the final stage. Both campaigns will get lists of voters whose ballots couldn’t be counted for some reason and will try to get them to cure, or fix, the problems.
“Yep, we’re looking at curing,” a spokeswoman for Frisch’s campaign said in a text message.
Curing is usually reserved for ballot envelopes with signatures that can’t be verified. Ballots with physical damage, such as tears or stains, are also eligible to be cured.
County elections offices will kickstart the process by reaching out to voters via text, phone or mail. The window to respond is eight days after Election Day. If voters don’t respond, their ballot will not be counted.
Ballots eligible for curing typically make up a small percentage of the total turnout. In many counties, about 2 percent of envelopes trigger a cure letter.
If the final results bring Boebert and Frisch within half a percent of each other, it will trigger an automatic recount of the race. If the final margin is larger, either campaign can still request to have ballots counted again, but will have to pick up the cost.
In Pueblo, Carol Plymell voted for a straight Republican ticket including for Boebert.
“I think she was doing a good job, but I don’t think she got reelected, though,” Plymell said Wednesday. “It is close, but I was hoping that she would’ve won.”
Plymell said she isn’t concerned about the integrity of the election.