Republican Lauren Boebert on the verge of victory in Colorado with current count

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A winner in Colorado's closely watched — and closely contested — 3rd Congressional District race is expected to be declared as soon as today.

State of play: Wednesday marked the deadline for county clerks to receive military and overseas votes and for voters to fix ballot discrepancies, such as a missing signature.

* It's estimated that a few thousand ballots remain outstanding or unverified.

* All ballot counts must conclude by the end of the day Friday.

U. S. Rep. Lauren Boebert — one of the most outspoken Republican members of Congress — held a 1,122-vote lead against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, based on preliminary results Wednesday.

* With less than 1 percentage point separating the candidates, a mandatory recount is possible.

* The campaigns spent the last week since the election scrambling to "cure" bad ballots, and the national parties sent campaign aides to assist.

Why it matters: The contest is generating widespread attention as Republicans look to build their majority in the U. S. House.

* Democrats are eager to see an underdog upset of a national GOP firebrand lawmaker.... (Read more)