OSWEGO (WBNG) -- Claudia Tenney, republican candidate running for the 22nd Congressional District position, has filed a motion that would, if approved, keep all ballots cast in the race secure, according to a WKTV report.
The report cites Tenney spokesperson Sean Kennedy, who said the campaign filed a motion in Oswego County Supreme Court. The motion would keep ballots in legal custody, to "ensure a fair counting of all outstanding ballots".
No winner has been declared in the race because thousands of absentee ballots have not been counted. The Broome County Board of Elections said there are more than 17,000 ballots that have not yet been counted. The 22nd Congressional District consists of multiple counties ranging from the New York/Pennsylvania state border to the southern shores of Lake Ontario.
Tenney is trying to unseat democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi, who won the election in 2018. Tenney leads the current race by more than 28,000 votes, but there are more than 50,000 absentee ballots, according to WKTV.