New York Election Season Continues
Last week, officials discovered another 55 uncounted ballots in the same county.
Unofficial results show Republican candidate Claudia Tenney with a lead of just 12 votes in the race.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte said Monday that officials have discovered additional uncounted ballots amid an ongoing legal dispute related to the outcome of the race in New York’s 22nd congressional district.
The disclosure came during a hearing to determine next steps in the effort to declare a winner in the race between the incumbent Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi and Republican opponent Claudia Tenney. Unofficial results show Tenney with a lead of just 12 votes in the race.
In a hearing Monday to determine how to proceed with the certification process, DelConte noted that 12 uncounted ballots were found in a drawer in rural Chenango County last week, the Observer-Dispatch reported. Last week, officials discovered another 55 uncounted ballots in the same county. Of those 55 votes, 11 were cast by unregistered voters.