Absentee ballots still need to be counted in Hanna-Tenney race

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Absentee ballots still need to be opened and counted for the 22nd Congressional seat primary between Claudia Tenney and incumbent Richard Hanna.

Hanna beat Tenney by about 1,600 votes. According to the state board of elections, almost 2,500 absentee ballots were sent out and about 1,200 have been returned.

The board of elections says the deadline is Tuesday to return the absentee ballots in the race, which got intense at times. The victory all but ensures another term for Hanna, as no Democratic candidates are running for the seat.

Hanna says he takes the job seriously and tries to reach out and help his constituents.

As for Tenney, she's not sure yet what the future holds.

"I really am looking forward to the future," Tenney said. "I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I don't even know if I'm going to run for Assembly."

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