Tenney holds on to narrow lead over Brindisi in 22nd district race

The candidates in the 22nd district race are separated by just 351 votes after more than two weeks of counting absentee ballots.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 6:13 PM
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 10:25 PM

Republican Claudia Tenney’s led U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi in the 22nd Congressional District race by more than 28,000 on Election Day – 15 days and nearly 58,000 absentee votes later, that lead has been cut to just 351 votes.

As of Thursday, Nov. 19, Tenney has 154,481 total votes, and incumbent Anthony Brindisi has 154,130.

Tenney released a statement claiming victory, although results are not yet official.

“Now that every vote has been counted, we have maintained the vote lead and are poised to come out victorious. This process has been long but it is critical that every legal vote be counted and accounted for. Now that it is done, I am confident that I will be certified the winner soon. I look forward to going to Washington to serve the all people of New York’s 22nd District in Congress and want to thank the voters for that privilege. I will always fight for and serve all the people of this district including those that did not support me.”

According to multiple boards of elections in the district, there are still votes to be counted, but it is not yet clear how many.

Luke Jackson, spokesman for Brindisi, issued this statement:

“NY-22’s election officials have been working day and night to count each and every vote, which is both hard and time consuming work. We owe these folks a debt of gratitude, and we thank them. As today’s numbers show, Congressman Brindisi continues to gain meaningful ground. With a margin this close, New York voters deserve to have their voices heard. Once every legal ballot is counted and certified, the people will decide who goes to Congress. The stakes are too high and the margin too close to rush to judgement.”

Below is a breakdown of absentee votes by county:

Broome County (complete)

Brindisi: 15,008
Tenney: 4,238

Chenango County (complete)

Brindisi: 3,242
Tenney: 1,428

Cortland County (complete)

Brindisi: 3,545
Tenney: 1,101

Herkimer County (incomplete)

Brindisi: 2,367
Tenney: 1,102

Madison County (complete)

Brindisi: 4,431
Tenney: 1,683

Oneida County (incomplete)

Brindisi: 11,311
Tenney: 3,687

Oswego County (incomplete)

Brindisi: 2,024
Tenney: 1,053

Tioga County (incomplete)

Brindisi: 741
Tenney: 306

All results are still unofficial.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1611031

Reported Deaths: 47156
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Queens2061178675
Kings2046548996
Suffolk1595713049
Nassau1452902890
Bronx1402445807
Westchester1055502078
New York1005843852
Erie640661585
Richmond558791558
Monroe51913977
Rockland37948884
Orange36102720
Onondaga32054620
Dutchess21862404
Albany20526328
Oneida19519475
Niagara15100309
Broome14412333
Saratoga11723145
Schenectady10685177
Ulster9854226
Rensselaer8860130
Putnam820486
Chautauqua7213122
Chemung6397130
Oswego593589
Ontario569988
Steuben5452137
St. Lawrence533680
Cayuga531287
Jefferson468163
Sullivan466259
Herkimer4531106
Wayne440964
Genesee4335118
Cattaraugus432476
Madison379284
Livingston347855
Clinton346826
Tompkins341442
Columbia334794
Fulton324580
Montgomery3121105
Cortland310260
Allegany285681
Warren279555
Wyoming277848
Tioga277156
Greene259869
Orleans242280
Chenango239069
Washington227952
Otsego226743
Lewis202630
Franklin199612
Seneca156453
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Essex131726
Schoharie117612
Yates101126
Schuyler85212
Hamilton2772
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