The rematch between Republican Claudia Tenney and U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi will slog on in a central New York courtroom this week because the Democratic incumbent urges a choose to open extra ballots, whereas Ms. Tenney asks to be licensed because the winner—by 12 votes.
Ms. Tenney was forward by 28,000 votes when in-person voting ended on Nov. 3, however Mr. Brindisi gained appreciable floor as election officers within the eight-county district counted an unprecedented variety of paper absentee ballots.
Within the days earlier than Thanksgiving, Mr. Brindisi was forward by 13 votes. Then one of many counties rechecked its math, and Ms. Tenney recaptured the lead. And final week, almost a month after Election Day, officers in rural Chenango County mentioned they’d discovered 55 new unopened ballots.
The competition for New York’s 22nd District—certainly one of simply two within the nation the place no winner has been declared—may take extra weeks to resolve, and it’s attainable that State Supreme Courtroom Justice Scott DelConte may order a full recount, which neither candidate is in search of.