According to a new report from Newsmax, with all ballots counted, Republican Claudia Tenney has held on to her lead against Democrat incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi in one of the closest contests in the nation.
Per Newsmax “the rematch between Tenney and Brindisi — who unseated her by about 4,500 votes in 2018— is the second closest in the nation. The closest is in Iowa’s 2nd District, where Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks leads Democrat Rita Hart by 47 votes as the race is now being recounted.”
Sources told Newsmax the close margin will necessitate a recount.
At a Supreme Court hearing Friday afternoon, it was decided that an Oswego County judge will start looking at any contested ballots on Monday. The judge will then begin looking at affidavit ballots Tuesday.
The results in the 22nd Congressional District race could come down to the judge’s decision on whether or not these ballots hold up in court and will count.
The Prediction market of PredictIt favors Tenney to hold on for victory.
A hotly contested race in New York’s 22nd Congressional District between Incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi and Republican challenger Claudia Tenney could come down to a judge’s decision on objected absentee ballots. https://t.co/nrHj6tkXVY pic.twitter.com/KZ7P3FGWH6
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