As the counting of absentee ballots rolls forward, incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi is gaining ground on Republican challenger Claudia Tenney in the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
An election night lead of some 30k votes is now dwindled to just under 7k, with at least 8,500 ballots still to be counted in the district.
Cortland and Broome Counties already finished absentee counting and Madison County is almost done.
That still leaves Chenango and Oneida, along with parts of Herkimer, Oswego, and Tioga counties.
Other local races
State Assembly District 125 appears to be official, after the Associated Press named Anna Kelles the winner this week over Cortland-Libertarian Matthew McIntyre.
In that race, all the votes were tallied in Cortland County and the margin in Tompkins County is beyond surpassable.
Assembly District 126 was already called unofficially in favor of Republican John Lemondes — he leads Democrat Dia Carabajal by more than 12k votes with less than that still to be counted.
51st State Senate District winner is Republican Peter Oberacker, maintaining a more than 20k vote lead over Democrat Jim Barber.