OSWEGO (AP) – A state judge has ordered the confirmation of election results to be postponed in the tight race for a New York congressional district stretching from Lake Ontario to the Pennsylvania border.
An Oswego State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday issued an injunction preventing all eight districts in the 22nd Congressional District from confirming the results.
Republican Claudia Tenney is vying to win back her seat in Congress from incumbent US Representative Anthony Brindisi, the Democrat.
WSYR-TV reports that Tenney has a slight lead over Brindisi with up to 200 votes. Brindisi had defeated Tenney in 2018 with less than 4,500 votes.
The judge’s order came at the request of an attorney for Tenney’s campaign. Further legal requests are due on Monday.
Attorneys for both candidates asked in court on Tuesday the county electoral officials how they handled postal voting and affidavits, and whether sticky notes used to identify the ballots in question in Oneida county were still attached in court.
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