Skip to comments.GOP officially at 221 seats in the House with one race left
Posted on 12/03/2022 8:14:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Yesterday the Associated Press finally called the race in California’s 13th district.
BREAKING: Republican John Duarte wins election to U.S. House in California's 13th Congressional District. #APracecall at 7:06 p.m. PST. https://t.co/2nlgpji7ac
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) December 3, 2022
The LA Times reports the race, which currently has Duarte winning by 565 votes, was a pretty civil affair between Duarte and Democrat Adam Gray who ran as a centrist in a district where Democrats had a double digit registration advantage.
No incumbent chose to run in California’s heavily agricultural 13th Congressional District, adjusted in the decennial redrawing of maps to include all of Merced County and parts of several others. Democrats have a 14.3-percentage-point voter registration edge, but low turnout among Democrats and Latinos — who make up just over 50% of the population that is eligible to vote — as well as the independent nature of politics in the region have made races unpredictable here…
Gray, who was elected to the Assembly in 2012, called himself a “radical centrist” who worked across party lines…
Both men were asked to say something nice about their rival during a recent debate.
Gray called Duarte “a friendly guy” whose “heart is in the right place.”
Duarte said Gray was “a respectable, pleasant guy” who was sincere and has “worked hard for the community.”
That brings the GOP tally in the House to 221 seats with just one seat left to call. That’s the seat held by Rep. Lauren Boebert. Boebert has been leading the race by 550 votes but that’s close enough that a state-mandated recount kicks in. But as Ed pointed out two weeks ago, this is essentially over because her opponent Adam Frisch has already conceded.
“The likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very very small. It would be disingenuous and unethical of us or any other group to continue to raise false hope and encourage fundraising for a recount. Colorado elections are safe, accurate and secure. Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children and other important causes and organizations,” Frisch said.
“I just got off the phone with Representative Boebert to formally concede this election,” Frisch shared.
He’s correct of course. If the difference were 50 votes it might be worth holding out to see what happens but something extremely unusual would have to happen to erase a lead of 550 votes. Nevertheless, the state ordered the recount to go forward this week:
Colorado’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that the race between incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat Adam Frisch in the 3rd Congressional District is headed to a mandatory recount.
Boebert led Frisch by 550 votes in last month’s midterm election. Colorado law mandates that when the margin between two candidates is within 0.5% of the winner’s vote tally, a recount has to take place.
The process must be completed by Dec. 13, Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) said.
So we’ll have the result a week from Tuesday at the latest. I actually expect this could go a bit quicker given that there’s no other counting happening in the state right now.
The bottom line is that the GOP will have 222 seats and the Dems will have 213.
The election process has sure been improved by the rules the
Democrats have implemented across the nation.
Here we are on December 3rd, and we still don’t know the
outcome of some offices from an election held on November
A close House means that a very few “moderates” have an inordinate amount of power. The Dems have realized this with Manchin and Sinema in the Senate.
We need to take a wrecking ball to things! A Constitutional reset is badly needed!
Yes, I agree.
The things the Democrats support today, are just appalling.
There are folks on our side too, that should know better,
but they don’t.
I just don't get election math. When I count something two different times I get the same number.
Is he a Democrat? In 2022?
I could not agree more with you my friend! You have great wisdom and moral judgment!
True, but in this case, we’re dealing with people schooled in Cali who are counting the votes.
In the case of Duarte, that is…
We will get that reset. The cost will be very high.
So, is AP formally a branch of the US government? Since it has the power to officially declare the result of an election one would think so!?
Thank you. I appreciate it.
I agree with you also bud.
There will be a reset, but God is going to do the reboot.
Given inflation, crime, grooming of children in schools & elsewhere etc, the GOP should have had dozens of seats more than the Rats.
They did. There were countless races stolen.
I just don’t get election math. When I count something two different times I get the same number.
= = =
It is inflation.
Count the dollar bills to fill up you gas tank or grocery cart..
Count them again tomorrow when you shop again. The number is higher.
It is like that with votes, especially dem. votes.
Every time you count them, there are more.
It’s an embarrassment. Most countries finish the counting in one day, and they use far less technology. I’m fine w mail voting but the ballots need to be received by Election Day and counted immediately.
The GOP got lucky because the Dems in CA and NY overreached and it cost them dearly. In NY the court threw out the gerrymander which made for a lot more competitive districts. In CA the Dems directed the “impartial” commission to draw more competitive districts because they thought they could steal back a few GOP districts after 2020. It cost them dearly.
A 4 vote majority is better than 1 vote. You always lose a couple to death, scandal, etc. The last thing we need is to lose the House before 2024.
The problem I see with mail in voting, is that they create a
mail in ballot for every registered person.
Not every registered person is in the same county or state,
let alone still alive.
Some folks are in nursing homes and don’t know who their
own children are when they walk in.
There are other situations where these ballots can be
People are using these ballots to stuff the remote ballot
boxes. That’s why they have a hand full of them to turn
in, like we see all the time.
Make it a holiday, and everyone gets 14 hours to vote.
Use paper ballots. Count by hand.
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