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10 Weeks After Election, Judge Poised to Call NY-22

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

By Tuesday, 19 January 2021 07:08 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The last U.S. House race in the nation to be called will come a step closer to resolution Wednesday.

Since Nov. 3, ex-Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., has held the lead in New York's 22nd District (upstate) over Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y.

As of Friday, with all votes in the eight-county district tallied up, Tenney's lead was 29 votes out of more than 325,000 cast.

But State Supreme Court Judge Scott DelConte has so far refused to permit the certification Tenney needs in order to be sworn into the 117th Congress.

DelConte last week cited the revelation the Oneida County Board of Elections failed to process 2,418 applications from voters who applied through the Department of Motor Vehicles before the state deadline.

Brindisi's attorneys called on DelConte to count 69 ballots from 2,418 whom they insisted had applied on time through the DMV.

Testimony on Friday confirmed all but a handful of the 69 ballots came from Democrats who are primarily young.

Tenney's legal team countered Brindisi was "cherry-picking" votes they think came from Democrats.

DelConte is expected to rule on the 69 ballots Wednesday. He will then consider a string of legal challenges from both sides to the ballots already cast.

The final legal arguments in the longest-lasting House race in the nation are expected to be concluded Jan. 22.

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 last U.S. House race in the nation to be called will come a step closer to resolution Wednesday, Newsmax's John Gizzi reported.
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Tuesday, 19 January 2021 07:08 PM
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