Photo by Dave Warner – Claudia Tenney at an October rally in Dolgeville.
Republican candidate Claudia Tenney says that she now leads the vote count by 13 votes after an update by Herkimer County in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
On Sunday, the Brindisi campaign submitted an official notice to the court of their conversation with Herkimer County election’s attorney confirming Herkimer County’s incoming revised tallies to the New York State Board of Elections. After correcting for a tabulation error, the update will reflect Herkimer County’s final unofficial vote count for NY-22, showing Claudia Tenney ahead of Anthony Brindisi in the race for Congress.
Tenney has consistently said she is fighting so that every legal vote is counted and is confident when that process is complete she will prevail and assume office representing the people of New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Tenney spokesman Sean Kennedy said, “We are encouraged that local elections officials have corrected their early tabulations and we are now ahead. Our campaign is committed to seeing that all – and only – legal votes count. The voters’ will must be respected and the integrity of the election process maintained. We are confident Claudia will emerge the winner when all is said and done.”
Luke Jackson, the Brindisi for Congress spokesman issued the following statement regarding the ongoing ballot count in NY-22, “The margin in this race is incredibly close and continues to change. The integrity of the election and maintaining a count that ensures the voters of this district are heard is of the utmost importance. As this process continues to play out, we are hopeful that once the counting process is completed, Anthony will be declared the winner.”