Tenney’s lead down to about 2,300 votes


Republican Claudia Tenney’s lead is about 2,200 votes as remaining ballots are counted in the 22nd Congressional District election.

A Daily Sentinel tally of absentee and affidavit results from the boards of election in the other counties showed Tenney has 153,233 votes to Brindisi’s 151,003, for a difference of 2,230 votes.

The only county yet to begin counting mail-in and affidavit ballots is Chenango County, which was to start today.

Voters in the county have returned 4,866 absentee ballots, according to the state Board of Elections.

More absentee ballots were returned from voters registered as Democrats and the other two parties whose ballot lines Brindisi ran on, the Working Families and Independence parties, than to those of Tenney, Republican and Conservative parties, according to the state Board of Elections.

Brindisi-line voters returned 2,126 ballots compared to
1,866 for Tenney.

Non-party-registered voters in Chenango County got 838 ballots. Those in the Green Party there got 17, in the Libertarian Party nine, and 10 went to those in other parties.

Challenged ballots are still subject to review by a supreme court justice is Oswego County following court action sought by both campaigns.

Brindisi defeated Tenney in 2018 by fewer than 4,500 votes.

Among developments Wednesday, the Oneida County Board of Elections reported Brindisi leading in the absentee voting, 11,311 to 3,687. That would leave Tenney winning the county where both candidates live, 49,538 to 47,736.


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