UPDATE: Report says Brindisi takes small lead over Tenney in 22nd Congressional District race

According to a report, Brindisi now leads Tenney “by either 12 or 13 votes” after additional totals were reported Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Nov 25, 2020 3:55 PM
Updated: Nov 25, 2020 5:35 PM

UTICA, NY – Another day, another twist in the 22nd Congressional District race as incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi has reportedly taken a small lead over challenger Claudia Tenney, more than three weeks after election day.

According to a report from NBC News Contributor Dave Wasserman, Brindisi now leads Tenney “by either 12 or 13 votes” after additional totals were reported Wednesday afternoon.

"Election results from the remaining counties in the district show Anthony Brindisi has now taken the lead. We are hopeful that once New York’s 22nd congressional district is certified, Representative Brindisi will be sworn in again to continue his bipartisan work on behalf of this district. As we've said from the start, once the election process is completed Anthony will be re-elected. Democracy might force us to wait sometimes, but voters’ faith in this process and our Republic should remain steadfast," said Luke Jackson, Brindisi for Congress spokesman.

“Governor Cuomo’s unfair, unwise, and unilateral rules changes and administrative burdens overwhelmed our voting system and created this utter dysfunction. As a result, the law was not followed when ballots were challenged and tabulated in this election. The result remains far from resolved. Hundreds of ineligible ballots were illegally or improperly cast including votes by the dead, non-residents, or unregistered voters. Those ballots should not – and must not – be counted. The hearing in court has already established that the current tally includes invalid votes and that the process to review and count the massive amount of paper ballots is fractured. Today’s misleading and inaccurate tally is rife with errors and mistakes that must be rectified before this election is certified. It is far from final. Our team will fight to ensure the rights of every voter who cast a legal and proper ballot are preserved and not diluted. We cannot sacrifice accuracy for speed. When that is done, we feel strongly that Claudia Tenney will be certified the winner of the race for the 22nd District of New York,” said Tenney campaign spokesman Sean Kennedy.

After the polls closed on election day, Tenney led Brindisi by more than 28,000 votes. The counting of absentee and affadavit ballots began a week later. The race has not yet been certified.

Tuesday, State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte issued an injunction on any new vote totals until Monday, November 30. The State Board of Elections had set a deadline of November 28 for county boards of elections to certify their vote totals.

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