Thursday, Oneida County Board of Election workers continued to count about 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 in the Nov. 3, 2020, election contest for the 22nd congressional district.
This count was directed by presiding State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte, who has overseen the legal challenges in the contested race.
The work is just another step in the long road to determine the winner of the 22nd congressional district race between Republican challenger Claudia Tenney and Democrat incumbent Anthony Brindisi.
At the last official count, Tenney was leading Brindisi by 29 votes.
In a letter from DelConte to attorneys, filed Thursday, the judge indicated that rulings and decisions will be made Friday to ballot validity challenges made by the Brindisi and Tenney camps.
Final canvasses and further action will continue Monday, Feb. 1, at the Oswego County Courthouse with members of each county Board of Election represented in the 22nd congressional district, in attendance, according to DelConte’s letter.