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President Trump Gives Video Endorsement of Claudia Tenney, Who Won Close NY House Election Victory


Claudia Tenney was the very last winner declared in the 2020 elections, winning the New York 22nd Congressional District House seat officially in February.

Tenney narrowly won by 109 votes, after months of court preceedings finally determined that she was indeed the true victor.

Her opponent, Anthony Brindisi, originally announced his intention to run again in 2022, but has recently decided against it.

As for Tenney, she recieved an endorsement from President Trump late last year.

President Trump took time time to endorse Claudi once again, in a video released on Twitter.

President Trump Gives Heartfelt Endorsement to Claudia Tenney

President Trump first endorsed Claudia last October, and following a long drawn out election, Tenney was eventually declared the winner.

Tenney then went on to win a narrow victory, which wasn't officially determined until February, as covered by MSN:

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.

"Every single valid vote that was cast in New York's 22nd Congressional District has been accounted for, and counted," DelConte wrote.

The judge also decided that Brindisi did not prove that certifying Tenney's win would cause "irreparable harm" given that he has further avenues to fight the certification in court.

Brindisi has already said he could appeal the ruling, and he also has the option of contesting the results of the election directly to the House. He said there should be a recount and audit after what he said were "countless errors and discrepancies" in the initial count.

"I believe a full audit and hand recount is the only way to resolve this race. With the margin so thin, the ever changing tally, and the countless errors that have occurred arriving at today's final number we can't afford to wonder here," he said. "It's shocking, right now, no one knows who actually won this race. My opponent and I deserve true clarity."

Tenney is currently leading Brindisi by 109 votes and has a 0.035 percent lead. She first won the seat in 2016 but lost it to Brindisi in 2018, when Democrats had a wave election cycle. Her victory would bring the number of Republican women in the House to 30, a jump from just 13 after the 2018 midterms.

"I'm honored to have won this race. It was a hard-fought campaign and I thank Anthony Brindisi for his service. Now that every legal vote has been counted, it's time for the results to be certified. The voters need a voice in Congress, and I look forward to getting to work on behalf of New York's 22nd Congressional District," Tenney said in a statement.

As for Claudia's opponent in the razor thin NY House election, Anthony Brindisi has decided not to run again in 2022 for the 22nd Congressional District Seat.

WKTV has more details on Brindisi's decision:

Former Congressman Anthony Brindisi has decided not to run for Congress in 2022, despite declaring his intention to try and reclaim his seat back in January.

He says he is proud of what he accomplished during his time representing the 22nd Congressional District, but wants to focus more on his family.

“This is a crucial time in my kids’ lives, with my son starting high school and daughter entering her final year of elementary school. I’ve missed a lot, and want to be closer to my family,” said Brindisi.

Brindisi lost the 2020 election to Congresswoman Claudia Tenney by 109 votes, following months of court proceedings to determine the winner of the race. It was the last race to be decided in the nation, with the winner officially declared in February.

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