On Monday, part of the legal wrangling in deciding the winner of the Nov. 3, 22nd Congressional District race between Democrat incumbent Anthony Brindisi and his Republican challenger Claudia Tenney continued in state Appellate Court.
It is now the only undecided race in the country, and the seat is currently empty as Brindisi’s term ended on Jan. 3. As of Friday counts, Tenney leads by 29 votes.
But, there is more work to do.
According to campaign staff, in appellate court on Monday, attorneys for Brindisi argued for - and were denied - a stay of a decision from last week in which state supreme court Justice Scott DelConte ordered the counting of nearly 1,100 affidavit ballots from residents who filed voter registration applications on time but which were never processed and entered by the Oneida County Board of Elections.
So, the ballot review will continue.
As previously reported, the Board of Elections is to fix mistakes and report back to DelConte later this week.
The ruling covers all affidavit ballots, provisional paper ballots voters may cast when while attempting to vote, were told their names were not in the poll books or for some other reason.
Additional information was not available in time for this report.