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Tenney reclaims small lead in contested NY-22 race

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The race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District continues to change course.

Former Rep. Claudia Tenney claims to have taken back a narrow lead from incumbent Anthony Brindisi by around a dozen votes, after the congressman issued a statement last week that he was winning by the same margin.

Tallying of absentees resumes today and affidavit ballots will be counted tomorrow.

Final numbers are under review by a state supreme court justice in Oswego County.

Legal teams for both campaigns can file any additional motions until 5 pm today.

Both have asked for an extension of that deadline.

“We are encouraged that local elections officials have corrected their early tabulations and we are now ahead. Our campaign is committed to seeing that all – and only – legal votes count. The voters’ will must be respected and the integrity of the election process maintained. We are confident Claudia will emerge the winner when all is said and done.” – Sean Kennedy, Tenney spokesman

“The margin in this race is incredibly close and continues to change. The integrity of the election and maintaining a count that ensures the voters of this district are heard is of the utmost importance. As this process continues to play out, we are hopeful that once the counting process is completed, Anthony will be declared the winner.” – Luke Jackson, Brindisi spokesman

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