All counties in the 22nd Congressional District have finished tallying their absentee ballots.
Former Rep. Claudia Tenney’s lead over incumbent Anthony Brindisi is down to less than one hundred votes. At the close of election night on November 2, that deficit was more than 28k.
All results remain unofficial until certified by each election board.
A small number of votes are reportedly under judicial review, although it’s unknown exactly how many.
Both campaigns released statements on the race yesterday:
“NY-22’s election officials have been working day and night to count each and every vote, which is both hard and time consuming work. We owe these folks a debt of gratitude, and we thank them.
As today’s numbers show, Congressman Brindisi continues to gain meaningful ground. With a margin this close, New York voters deserve to have their voices heard. Once every legal ballot is counted and certified, the people will decide who goes to Congress.
The stakes are too high and the margin too close to rush to judgement.”
– Luke Jackson, Brindisi spokesman
“Now that every vote has been counted, we have maintained the vote lead and are poised to come out victorious. This process has been long but it is critical that every legal vote be counted and accounted for.
Now that it is done, I am confident that I will be certified the winner soon. I look forward to going to Washington to serve the all people of New York’s 22nd District in Congress and want to thank the voters for that privilege.
I will always fight for and serve all the people of this district including those that did not support me.”
– Claudia Tenney