Former Congresswoman Tenney Declares Victory Again
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.
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.
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.
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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