22nd District Congress Count Picks Back up in Court
New York State Supreme Court in Oswego is expected to reconvene at 1 p.m. December 7 in the messy count of votes for the 22nd U.S. Congressional District in New York.
At the end of last week, Republican Claudia Tenney was ahead of incumbent Anthony Brindisi by 12 votes and wanted the count certified at that number, reported a week ago, before 55 uncounted ballots were found misplaced in Chenango County. And Brindisi’s camp had filed papers to have all eight county boards of elections retain records pertaining to challenges and require all votes to be counted.
Tenney led the incumbent Democrat by 28,000 votes on election night, a lead that quickly melted away as the absentee and affidavit ballots were counted in the eight counties.
The Boards of Election had reported their canvassed totals to the court after questions rose about votes that had been marked with sticky notes instead of notations written in ink and before Chenango County discovered a pile of early voting ballots had been set aside, uncounted.
Brindisi unseated Tenney in the 22nd district two years ago by less than 4,500 votes.