It looks like Tenney will win the seat. Hopefully, this will all end next Tuesday.
Republican challenger Claudia Tenney leads Democrat incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 122 votes after a recent canvass of Oneida County ballots.
Of 1,097 affidavit ballots that were reconsidered, many were again rejected for further court review.
— Andrew Donovan (@AndrewDonovan) January 29, 2021
New York State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordered a canvass of ballots from people who registered at the DMV:
Recently, the judge learned of a mistake by Oneida County staff in which more than 2,400 people applied to register to vote in Oneida County on time via the Department of Motor Vehicles. However, elections staff failed to process their applications, so those voters would have been told they weren’t registered on Election Day.
As a result of the error, DelConte ordered a review of about 1,100 affidavit ballots that might have been from voters who applied on time via the DMV.
Elections staff and campaign representatives spent the last few days reviewing the ballots. Of them, they determined that 393 belonged to voters who registered on time.
Tenney received 232 and Brindisi got 139. Two ballots went to third-party candidate Keith Price.
DelConte said that the court cannot restore a voter’s status after officials purged the voter. That person has to bring the case to the court his or herself.
Therefore, DelConte ruled those 85 “purged” people cannot vote. They cannot cast a ballot and the counties cannot count their ballot.
-54 envelopes containing ballots be canvassed
-8 ballots will be cast
-47 ballots voided and removed from tally
-69 ballot envelopes be remanded and canvassed (Oneida Co DMV registration app) #NY22
— Tommy CNY (@TommySladek) January 29, 2021
DelConte also ordered the board of elections from each county to appear in court on Monday and Tuesday to count eligible ballots.DONATE
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