22nd district BOEs find no additional ballots after conducting court-ordered inspection

No additional ballots were found by any of the counties in the 22nd Congressional District.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 10:09 AM
Updated: Dec 10, 2020 8:36 PM

No additional ballots were found by any of the counties in the 22nd Congressional District, after all eight boards of elections (BOEs) were ordered to inspect all areas for any remaining, uncounted ballots.

All counties also complied with Oswego County Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte’s order to retrieve all ballots that were securely held in court to continue canvassing.

As of the last unofficial count, Republican Claudia Tenney leads incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi by 12 votes.

On Tuesday, DelConte issued a decision ordering all BOEs to continue counting ballots, publicly fix any errors and recanvass ballots if necessary.

One notably disputed ballot from Herkimer County was also mentioned in court documents Wednesday. Herkimer County claimed the Tenney campaign withdrew its objection to a ballot, which contains a mark the court says could be blood or chocolate. Tenney’s attorney says the objection was not withdrawn, and the campaign still believes the smudge is an “identifying mark.”

Oswego County BOE says six challenged ballots were corrected, and they and Tioga County claim they are ready to certify their results. However, they cannot yet certify their ballots according to the court order.

The following counties have proposed start dates to canvass remaining ballots: Broome County, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.; Cortland County, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.; Herkimer County, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.; Madison County, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. and Oswego County, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.

No word from Oneida and Chenango counties on when they plan to continue canvassing, however, both Oneida County BOE commissioners, Rose Grimaldi and Carolann Cardone, have retained attorneys in this case.

The notices of appearance were filed Wednesday, and can be viewed below.

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