7 out 8 counties certified. Brindisi gained one vote. One. Now he’s complaining about irregularities with the voting machines.
Seven out of the eight counties in New York’s 22nd Congressional District certified votes in the 2020 election.
Incumbent Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi gained only one vote. Republican challenger Claudia Tenney now leads by 121 votes instead of 122.
News Channel 2 contacted each of those seven county’s boards of election Tuesday afternoon and here is the net gain or loss for each of the candidates :
Broome County took away two votes for Anthony Brindisi.
Chenango county added 13 votes for Brindisi and added 11 votes for Claudia Tenney.
Cortland County added one vote for Brindisi.
Herkimer County added three votes for Brindisi.
Madison County took two votes away from Brindisi.
Oswego County reported in open court on Monday that Tenney had picked up one vote, so that is unofficial at this point, as neither of their commissioners got back to us on Tuesday.
Tioga county had no change in votes.
With all of these numbers, that means Anthony Brindisi gained a total of one vote on Claudia Tenney’s lead, which was last reported on Friday as 122, so he now trails by 121 votes, but again this new total is without Oneida County, whose certification is on hold.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte stopped Oneida County from certifying its results:
New York Supreme Court Judge Scott DelConte granted a temporary restraining order blocking Oneida County from certifying its election results pending further hearings. The stay is due to concerns that, if results were certified and a winner was seated in Congress, the New York Appellate Courts would be unable to rule on a winner if they found irregularities.
Judge overseeing the #NY22 case just issued the ruling he spoke of yesterday:
Brindisi's ask for an audit is too late, too broad and hypocritical, given Brindisi's previous argument that judge had no authority to do so.
However, below is why another week of delay is warranted: pic.twitter.com/rzTpcPFkok
— Patrick Lohmann (@PatLohmann) February 2, 2021
Brindisi wanted DelConte to block all certification because he wants a full “hand recount of all ballots.” After three months of counting and filings, Brindisi claims there are “substantial errors and irregularities” with the voting machines.
Brindisi and Tenney released statements. Tenney’s statement basically declares victory.
— Anthony Brindisi (@ABrindisiNY) February 3, 2021
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) February 2, 2021
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