22nd Congressional Candidate Files to Stop the Count
It would appear at least one of the two candidates in an ultra-tight race for congress would like to quit while she’s ahead.
22nd District Congressional candidate Claudia Tenney says she wants the vote in race certified but at the numbers recorded on November 30 before 55 additional early voting ballots, set aside, and uncounted were discovered in Chenango County. After 4 p.m. Monday, the former Congresswoman, who is looking to win her seat back from Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi, was ahead in the count by a dozen votes.
Tenney’s lawyers have filed a motion in New York State Supreme Court in Oswego requesting the judge to direct the boards of elections in the eight counties in the district, including Broome, Tioga and Chenango, to certified the results of the canvassed votes reported to the court before 4 p.m. November 30.
Anthony Brindisi’s camp is also appealing to the court. The campaign has filed motions asking that the eight boards of elections bring to court all records they have on the ballots that have been subject to objections.
The next action in court is a hearing scheduled for next week.