Republican Claudia Tenney is again declaring victory in the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District but incumbent Anthony Brindisi is still not conceding.

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The former Congresswoman on November 19 announced she had won her seat back after posting a lead of a couple thousand votes over incumbent Democrat Congressman Anthony Brindisi in the November 3 election.  He did not concede and the past two months have been spent counting paper ballots, re-counting ballots, finding lost ballots, evaluating voter eligibility and registrations and court challenges.

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The race still is not officially decided with Oneida County still not able to certify its votes due to a temporary injunction. The other seven counties in the 22nd District have certified their counts.

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At this point, Tenney is about 123 votes ahead of Brindisi.  If the count is upheld by Supreme Court Judge Scott DelConte and survives a possible appellate court appeal, Tenney would move back into the congressional offices held for the past two years by Brindisi, who defeated Tenney in another close race in 2018.

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