Absentee and affidavit ballots continue to be tallied in the 22nd Congressional District race.
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi on Friday was confident enough to declare victory, and the numbers the Oneida County Board of Elections released seem to solidify his declaration.
The overall vote count with absentee ballots in seven of the eight counties and partial absentees in Oneida County has Democrat Brindisi with 125,923 votes, and Republican incumbent Claudia Tenney with 121,952. That is a lead of 3,971 votes for Brindisi, with 1,881 absentees yet to be counted in Oneida County.
That means Brindisi leads by nearly 4,000 votes, with fewer than 2,000 absentees yet to be counted. There are votes in dispute, quite a few in Oneida County, which officials say slowed things down a bit Monday.
While NewsChannel 2 doesn’t have a number, it would seem highly unlikely it would be enough to change the outcome.
WKTV has reached out to both candidates for comment.
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