Judge Orders Partial Recount in New York for US House Seat

Judge Orders Partial Recount in New York for US House Seat

(RightWing.org) – Controversy continues to swirl around the 2020 general elections, with several races remaining undecided. The country waits on pins and needles for the outcome of Georgia’s two US Senate runoff elections in January, which will determine whether Republicans retain control of that body. Although Democrats kept control of the House, the exact number of Republicans versus Democrats remains undetermined.

New York Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordered election officials to conduct a partial recount in eight upstate counties to determine the outcome of the state’s final uncertified race.

Republican candidate Claudia Tenney currently leads Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi by a margin of only 12 votes. DelConte ordered a review of 2,200 affidavit and absentee ballots.

The campaigns are disputing a total of about 800 ballots. Additionally, election officials rejected more than 1,500 ballots, and both campaigns will be allowed to challenge those determinations.

Election officials were ordered to begin working on the recount immediately, but no time limit was set for completion. Both parties were ordered to provide Justice DelConte an update on December 18.

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