Republican Tenney nears victory after key ruling on ballots in NY House race

Republican Claudia Tenney is on the verge of victory in a nail biter NY-22 House race that has been undecided since election day.

Tenney now leads by 122 votes in the unofficial race that has flipped back and forth in who has led.

Per Syracuse.com “State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte on Friday ruled against batches of dozens of votes that Democrat Anthony Brindisi hoped would count in the ongoing 22nd Congressional District.”

The report adds “His ruling all but ensures that Republican Claudia Tenney has won the seat in the House of Representatives following a three-month ordeal that made the 22nd district the only undecided Congressional race in the country.”

Democrat Anthony Brindisi had hoped to keep his seat, but was dealt two brutal blows Friday.

Oneida County officials reported Tenney’s lead had grown by 93 votes after they reviewed more than 1,000 as-of-yet uncounted ballots for voters who applied to vote on time but were incorrectly left unregistered by Election Day.

In addition, State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ruled that he would not order counted several categories of votes that Brindisi’s attorneys challenged in hopes of erasing the deficit.