The long drawn out election race for New York’s 22nd Congressional seat has come to an end.
Republican Claudia Tenney has come out victorious defeating her opponent Democrat Anthony Brindisi.
A New York Judge decided that Tenney was the winner of the election by 109 votes.
The race took such a long time due to the fact that over 1,000 votes were not counted towards Anthony Brindisi due to the fact they were cast by unregistered voters.
It only took 94 days, but Claudia Tenney has finally been declared the winner in #NY22. It’s about time.
That’s the 15th House seat that Republicans flipped, and she joins 18 other women to set the record for our largest female freshman class ever. Congratulations, Claudia!
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2021
🚨Another house seat flips RED!🚨 Congratulations to Congresswoman-Elect @claudiatenney on this huge victory for the residents of #NY22 who will finally have their voices represented in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/t2jDgv1JoJ
— New York GOP (@NewYorkGOP) February 5, 2021
Fox News reported Tenney’s victor and had this to say:
After more than three months since the November election and dozens of days in court, former Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is headed back to Congress.
A New York State supreme court justice ruled on Friday that Oneida County and the State Board of Elections can certify its final results for New York’s 22nd Congressional Race, which has Tenney up by 109 votes over Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
While there are likely legal challenges ahead – Brindisi’s lawyers are appealing the ruling to the Appellate Division, saying certification should be paused until after a hand count – the decision means Tenney will be seated in House of Representatives.
Tenney took to Twitter to write “after 94 days of hard fought election process, I am grateful to the voters and supporters for having once again the privilege of serving our community in the House of Representatives.”
Congratulations to @claudiatenney! That’s our (blows dusts off stats) 15th flip of the cycle and puts the number of House GOP women at a round, beautiful 30 (19 in freshman class). Thrilled that you have finally prevailed! https://t.co/H36NAKBwFA
— Parker Hamilton Poling (@parkerpoling) February 5, 2021
The Hill commented on the story too:
New York Republican Claudia Tenney will be certified as the winner in the race to represent the state’s 22nd Congressional District, according to a ruling from the state Supreme Court on Friday.
The decision by State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordering counties and the state elections board to certify her victory ends a three-month legal battle with another House flip for Republicans, whittling the Democratic majority to 221-212. Tenney will unseat first-term Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D).
DelConte panned local elections boards for “systemic violations of state and federal election law,” including the Oneida County’s failure to process more than 2,400 voter applications. However, the judge ruled it is not the court’s job to rectify those errors.
It looks like Democrats are realizing voter fraud isn’t a conspiracy after all!