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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: 596214

Reported Deaths: 34319
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Kings846097481
Bronx609795033
Nassau567062240
Suffolk563392032
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New York423543219
Erie21075762
Richmond210461118
Rockland20602692
Orange15872517
Monroe12406313
Onondaga9160222
Dutchess6634183
Albany5108148
Broome4859133
Oneida4081146
Niagara3152103
Ulster302398
Chemung264732
Putnam236264
Sullivan207848
Schenectady207355
Saratoga190419
Steuben155787
Rensselaer151550
Chautauqua139216
Oswego11876
Ontario108737
Tioga102447
Columbia96256
Wayne91212
Tompkins9040
Cortland8841
Cattaraugus87724
Allegany84648
Madison79718
Genesee7587
Cayuga7047
St. Lawrence6676
Greene62618
Livingston5838
Herkimer57511
Chenango56310
Orleans56156
Warren54235
Otsego5088
Fulton43228
Washington42214
Clinton4185
Jefferson4182
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