While Republicans officially won control of the House of Representatives in this month’s midterm elections, more than two weeks later we still don’t know the extent of the GOP majority.
Two races remain too close to call: California’s 13th District, between Republican John Duarte and Democrat Adam Gray, and Colorado’s 3rd District, between right-wing extremist Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat Adam Frisch.
The Republican candidate is leading in each race at the moment.
Frisch has already called Boebert to concede, even though an official recount is likely to be triggered given the thin margin of victory. In Colorado, a race qualifies for an automatic recount if the margin between the top two contenders is at or below 0.5 percent of the leading candidate’s total vote.
Republicans had hoped President Joe Biden’s low approval rating combined with voters’ dissatisfaction with high inflation and Democratic policies would usher in a “red wave” that didn’t materialize in the midterms.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified Boebert’s opponent in one instance.