Colorado Primary Election Results Reaffirmed in Recount

Recount exemplifies the strength of democracy in Colorado  

Denver, CO – Today, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced the conclusion of the statewide recount of the Republican primary race for Secretary of State and the Republican primary race for State Senate District 9. The results of the recount confirm the original results reported with a deviation of only a handful of votes. No changes in vote counts resulted in El Paso, Denver, or Arapahoe Counties – the state’s three largest counties

To conduct the recount, counties worked with their bipartisan canvass boards to complete a logic and accuracy test (LAT) on the required tabulation equipment. Following LAT tests, the counties rescanned all ballots for the Statewide Republican primary race for Secretary of State, and El Paso also rescanned ballots for the District 9 State Senate Republican primary race.

Further bolstering the accuracy of the initial results, Colorado’s statewide bipartisan risk-limiting audit (RLA), the post-election audit that gives a statistical level of confidence that the outcome of an election is correct, was successfully completed on July 14. The reported winner in all the audited races was confirmed as accurate, aligning with the original reports as well as the recount, showing no substantial discrepancies.  

Statement from Cameron Hill, associate director of Colorado Common Cause

As we’ve long said, your vote is secure in Colorado. This week’s recount reaffirms the integrity of Colorado elections and shows Colorado has some of the most diligent election officials and staff in the country. Amidst unprecedented election misinformation, election workers throughout the state fulfilled their duties accurately and professionally during both the primary and the recount. Democracy in Colorado stands stronger than ever, which would not be possible without the tireless work of those who work on democracy’s frontlines. Coloradans can rest assured that come November, their voices and votes will again be heard in a fair, free, and secure election.

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