Absentee ballots will decide 22nd Congressional District race

In the 22nd Congressional district, roughly 1,400 votes separate winner, Democrat Anthony Brindisi, from Republican incumbent, Claudia Tenney.

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 9:44 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2018 10:13 AM

UTICA - In the 22nd Congressional district, roughly 1,400 votes separate winner, Democrat Anthony Brindisi, from Republican incumbent, Claudia Tenney. The number of absentee, affadavit, military and provisional ballots could approach 20,000.

"I'm not gonna concede. There's gonna be a recanvas," said Congresswoman Tenney during a speech to supporters on election night. Toward the end of her remarks, someone told Tenney something off-podium. She returned to the dais with a parting comment; a potential cliffhanger.

"We may be at a recount. Good news to come, maybe," said Tenney, before stepping away from the podium for good.

Challenger Brindisi, currently leading Tenney by about 1400 votes, said he plans to go to Washington in two months.

"We're gonna start planning for our first day in office January 3rd. We want to get up and running and hit the ground," said Brindisi, adding that he doesn't expect the final count to change anything.

"I think if you look at where the bulk of absentees lie, they're in counties that we won, so we think they're gonna shake out very similar to the results that we saw last night."

Tenney spend the day with her son, family and lawyers, traveling the district, seeking more information. Brindisi said next up for him is some family time

The county boards of election will begin counting absentee ballots the Tuesday after election day. Depending on how long that takes, plus the recanvas, and if anyone requests a recount, the race could go on for weeks.

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