Judge Orders Even More Oneida Ballots Reviewed in NY 22nd Contest
It appears even more affidavit ballots in still undecided race for the 8-county, 22nd Congressional District in New York will be reviewed.
A State Supreme Court Judge this week ordered the Oneida Board of Elections to re-canvass all 1,797 affidavit ballots after it was found the officials failed to process the registrations of dozens of voters who signed up before the deadline through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Justice Scott DelConte decided January 21 that all the affidavit ballots that had been rejected by elections officials should be reviewed.
The campaign for incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi had called into question the rejection of close to 70 ballots from voters registered through the DMV that had not been processed on time.
Since then, DelConte determined over 1,700 affidavit ballots had been rejected by the county board of elections and not canvassed.
Challenger, Republican Claudia Tenney had led on election night by thousands of votes but is now clinging to a lead of only 29 votes.
Brindisi’s hopes of retaining his seat hinge on the final count in Oneida County and the final ruling by Justice DelConte, which is not expected before the end of the month. The Oneida County Board of Elections has been given a deadline of 6 p-m January 27 to correct its mistakes.
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