The NY 22nd Congressional District …..
The two candidates for New York’s 22nd congressional district are still hundreds of ballots away from finding out which of them will join the 117th Congress.
A state court on Monday began its review of at least 800 outstanding ballots challenged by either Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi or his Republican opponent, Claudia Tenney. The district is now without a representative until the counting has concluded. It is the only remaining House race in the country in which no winner has been seated in the new Congress….
The uncontested ballot count — which included hundreds of affidavit ballots — largely wrapped up late last month, with Tenney issuing a statement on Dec. 29 declaring a 27-vote lead.
“Now that every undisputed ballot has been counted twice, we are still in the lead,” she said. “This process has exposed a very flawed electoral system that needs to be fixed. We remain confident that once the contested ballots are reviewed by the court and the facts accurately applied according to the law, I will be declared the winner, certified, seated, and head to Congress to serve all the people of New York’s 22nd District.”
That lead later changed to 29 votes, with the unofficial totals at 155,862 to 155,833.
Brindisi’s campaign says his team expects the numbers to keep wobbling as state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte reviews the contested ballots, but Brindisi also expects to emerge victorious…