NY GOPer Claudia Tenney declared victor in last lingering House race
Republican Claudia Tenney will be declared the winner of her nail-biting rematch against upstate Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi following a marathon three-month recount.
It was the only 2020 congressional race in the country that hadn’t been decided.
The recount and reported irregularities has been a black eye on New York’s handling of elections amid the pandemic.
“Every single valid vote that was cast in New York’s 22nd Congressional District has been accounted for, and counted,” wrote state Supreme Court Justice Scott Del Conte, oversee the disputed recount, in a ruling released Friday.
Tenney led Brindisi by 109 votes — 156,099 votes to Brindisi’s 155,989.
Brindisi defeated Tenney in 2018 during the blue wave mid-term congressional…