As many of you have recently seen, Fox31 news mistakenly reported election results for my Senate District 9 primary race that were the opposite of what was being reported by all other media and newspaper outlets, the El Paso County Clerk, and the Colorado Secretary of State. The clerical error was corrected on election night and Fox31 has recently put out the following statement:
“On primary night, KDVR/KWGN experienced a technical error in reporting voting results in the Republican race for State Senate District 9. Our system incorrectly reported data for the winning and losing candidate. To be clear, the race was won by Paul Lundeen, as certified by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office and the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. We reviewed the El Paso Clerk and Recorder’s Office election night reports and confirmed that at no time did Mr. Lundeen trail in the race. Once we discovered the error, we made an immediate correction. We regret the error and apologize for any confusion it caused.”
I have and will continue to be an advocate for a transparent, accountable election system. That’s why I wrote and sponsored SB21-007. This measure was designed to increase properly identified, in-person voter participation, ballot security and precinct by precinct accountability to the system.
This would have made hand recounts accessible and inexpensive. The Democrats called me a voter suppressor and killed the bill. You can read more about it here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-007
I fully support a recount of my primary race. We ran an effective high-impact campaign and I am confident that I won my primary by about 10,000 votes. It’s a huge margin and I am confident any recount will validate the result.