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Final Count in Tight NY-22 Race Begins Wednesday

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Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y. (Heather Ainsworth/AP)

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:08 AM Current | Bio | Archive

With the camps of Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., and Democrat Anthony Brindisi finally reaching agreement, the counting of more than 17,000 absentee ballots and another 10,000 military ballots will begin Wednesday morning in New York's 22nd District.

The contest between Tenney and State Assemblyman Brindisi is one of eight U.S. House races nationwide that is still undecided.

On election night, Brindisi claimed victory after the final count showed him leading one-termer Tenney by 1,400 votes. A subsequent correction of an error in the tabulation reduced his margin to 1,273.

The uncounted ballots were impounded Friday and held under lock and key in the offices of sheriffs in the eight counties that comprise the upstate 22nd District. Attorneys for the candidates argued over the procedure for opening the ballots and finally agreed on it over the weekend.

Because of the Veterans Day holiday, there was no counting Monday. Counties will commence counting the outstanding ballots at different times throughout the state Wednesday. 

Tension between Tenney and Brindisi has been growing since the election. As Tenney returned to her Washington office Tuesday, Brindisi arrived in Washington for the freshman orientation of new Democratic House Members — even though he has not been officially certified the winner.

All totals must be certified and sent to the State Board of Elections by December 3rd.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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The counting of more than 17,000 absentee ballots and another 10,000 military ballots will begin Wednesday morning in New York's 22nd District, Newsmax's John Gizzi reports.
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