The ruling class is coming unglued after this conservative Congresswoman survived one of the wildest Election Nights imaginable

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The ruling class elites in both parties are hellbent on ridding Washington, D.C. of all those who don’t follow in line with their anti-working class agenda.

They’re throwing out every dirty trick they can to ensure they maintain total control over the American people.

But the ruling class is coming unglued after this conservative Congresswoman survived one of the wildest Election Nights imaginable.

Republicans line up to replace Ken Buck

A crowded field of Republican candidates lined up to run for a primary in Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District after its current Representative, Rep. Ken Buck (RINO-CO), announced he would not be running for re-election in 2024. 

One GOP hopeful looking to replace Buck is Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

Despite defeating an incumbent Republican and winning the General Election in 2020, Boebert was incredibly fortunate to hang onto her seat in 2022, winning on a recount by a mere 546-votes after 327,000 total ballots were cast.

With her Congressional District trending heavily towards Democrats, and both the Democrat and Republican establishments targeting her, Rep. Boebert chose to run in Colorado’s more Republican-friendly Fourth Congressional District, which former President Donald Trump won by 16-points in 2020.

Buck stabs Boebert in the back

However, Buck and Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis threw a wrench in Boebert’s plans. 

Instead of serving out the remainder of his term, Buck chose to leave Congress early.

Almost immediately after Buck announced he would be leaving Congress early, Governor Polis scheduled a Special Election to replace him for June 25, the same exact day Boebert and others seeking the seat were running in the Primary for the General Election in the same district.

And that’s where things get complicated for Boebert.

Under Colorado law, the ruling class elites who control the Republican and Democrat parties in the state get to handpick who their Party’s respective nominees will be for the Special Election without any input whatsoever from the actual voters – wonder where the “save democracy” crowd is on that one?

Since Boebert is already in Congress, and her winning the Special Election in the Fourth District would only trigger another Special Election for the Third District, she is very unlikely to be selected by the Colorado GOP.

Because of that, she didn’t even bother running for the Special Election. 

However, because of the ruby red nature of the district, whomever the Party selects to take on Democrats in the Special Election is very likely to win. 

Meaning, if the ruling class were to pick one of Boebert’s Primary opponents to run in the Special Election, that candidate would have a massive advantage in the Primary on the same day.

Less than 100 delegates decide Boebert’s fate

Boebert called for the Party to pick a “placeholder candidate” in the Special Election, so as to not tip the scales in favor of any of the announced Primary candidates. 

And last week, all Boebert could do was wait by her phone while a room full of less than 100 delegates would decide her fate. 

The special convention in rural Colorado was very divided. 

In fact, the room was so divided, voting on a Special Election candidate took nearly five hours and six rounds. 

Voting was set to continue until one candidate surpassed 50 votes. 

Round one featured eight candidates, and the top two vote-getters both are running in the Primary against Boebert. 

Those two candidates combined for 47-votes, nearly enough to be nominated for the special and score a massive advantage in the primary on the same day. 

The bottom three candidates dropped out, and at the end of the second round of voting, things looked even worse for Boebert. 

The same top-two candidates not only held on to the first and second spots, but they combined to add four votes to their respective tallies, meaning they combined to have the 51-votes necessary to secure a victory. 

The third round of votes are a game changer, the two Boebert opponents stalled, while Greg Lopez, who described himself as a placeholder candidate not running in the Primary, began consolidating the “placeholder votes,” adding ten ballots to his tally and jumping into first place – although, still far from the 51-votes need to win. 

The fourth round continued the trend. 

Down to the wire…

Round five was down to just three men – Lopez, and the two candidates who led in the first two rounds of voting, Ted Harvey and Jerry Sonnenberg. 

Both Harvey and Sonnenberg are running against Boebert in the Primary, meaning Boebert’s hopes rest on the back of Lopez, a former small-town mayor who has already made unsuccessful runs for Governor in both 2018 and 2022. 

Harvey is a former state Senator and runs a think tank, while Sonnenberg is a local time name in local politics in the area and has raised the most money of any of the candidates in the Primary. 

In an attempt to hurt Boebert, Harvey, who had been leading Sonnenberg up until round five, dropped out and encouraged his supporters to get behind Sonnenberg in round six. 

And most of them did – 16 of Harvey’s voters went for Sonnenberg, compared to just six who moved to Lopez. 

However, it was those six that got Lopez to the magic 51 number, compared to 46 votes for Sonnenberg.  

The convention was called at about 12:30 A.M., and Lopez was announced as the GOP’s official nominee for the Special Election to replace Rep. Buck for the remainder of the year. 

And no one was smiling larger than Lauren Boebert, who now gets to run on an even playing field in the Primary. 

Will Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) survive the 2024 election cycle?