According to a ruling from NY State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte, Republican Claudia Tenney will be certified as the winner in the race to represent the state’s 22nd Congressional District.
“Every single valid vote that was cast in New York’s 22nd Congressional District has been accounted for, and counted,” DelConte wrote.
Tenney tweeted “After 94 days of hard fought election process, I am grateful to the voters and supporters for having once again the privilege of serving our community in the #HouseofRepresentatives. #NY22”
After 94 days of hard fought election process, I am grateful to the voters and supporters for having once again the privilege of serving our community in the #HouseofRepresentatives. #NY22 pic.twitter.com/63wkBryCJZ
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) February 5, 2021
Republican Tenney leads Brindisi by 109 votes and is set to flip the blue seat red and regain a seat she once held before she lost to Brindisi in 2018.
DelConte rejected Tenney’s Democrat opponent’s claim that certifying Tenney’s win would cause “irreparable harm.”
The race was a nail biter with several changes in the lead.
Per The Hill “the decision by State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordering counties and the state elections board to certify her victory ends a three-month legal battle with another House flip for Republicans, whittling the Democratic majority to 221-212. Tenney will unseat first-term Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D).”
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com