Tenney’s Dem opponent refuses to concede despite judge ordering certification of her win

Despite the decision by State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordering counties and the state elections board to certify the victory of Republican Claudia Tenney in NY’s 22nd district House race, her opponent Democrat Anthony Brindisi is not conceding.

Instead, Brinsidi tweeted Friday:

I am shocked and surprised by this decision because of the countless errors and discrepancies that have occurred throughout this initial count. I believe a full audit and hand recount is the only way to resolve this race.

With the margin so thin, the ever changing tally, and the countless errors that have occurred arriving at today’s final number we can’t afford to wonder here. We have to get it right.

Because this is not a raffle, this is a congressional election. The law that took effect January 1 says we should abide by hand counts whenever the margin is 0.5% or less— it’s even closer here right now.

Let’s follow that rule, get this right for our constituents and count all the 325,000-plus votes. It’s shocking, right now, no one knows who actually won this race. My opponent and I deserve true clarity. #NY22

Meanwhile, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has congratulated Tenney on her big win.

McCarthy congratulates Tenney after nail biter win “That’s the 15th House seat that Republicans flipped”