(WBNG) -- A spokesperson for Claudia Tenney released the following statement to 12 News Wednesday evening.
“Governor Cuomo’s unfair, unwise, and unilateral rules changes and administrative burdens overwhelmed our voting system and created this utter dysfunction. As a result, the law was not followed when ballots were challenged and tabulated in this election. The result remains far from resolved. Hundreds of ineligible ballots were illegally or improperly cast including votes by the dead, non-residents, or unregistered voters. Those ballots should not – and must not – be counted. The hearing in court has already established that the current tally includes invalid votes and that the process to review and count the massive amount of paper ballots is fractured. Today’s misleading and inaccurate tally is rife with errors and mistakes that must be rectified before this election is certified. It is far from final. Our team will fight to ensure the rights of every voter who cast a legal and proper ballot are preserved and not diluted. We cannot sacrifice accuracy for speed. When that is done, we feel strongly that Claudia Tenney will be certified the winner of the race for the 22nd District of New York.”
(WBNG) -- According to numbers supplied to 12 News, Democrat Anthony Brindisi has a 13 vote lead in the race. He has 155,435 votes and Republican Claudia Tenney has 155,422 votes.
Oswego County Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte issued an injunction preventing the county board of elections from certifying the vote until the court allows them to do so.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The campaign office for Rep. Anthony Brindisi issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, claiming the incumbent democrat has now taken the lead in the race.
According to the statement, the campaign claims it has overtaken the lead from Republican challenger Claudia Tenney.
"Election results from the remaining counties in the district show Anthony Brindisi has now taken the lead," the statement read. "We are hopeful that once New York’s 22nd congressional district is certified, Representative Brindisi will be sworn in again to continue his bipartisan work on behalf of this district. As we've said from the start, once the election process is completed Anthony will be re-elected. Democracy might force us to wait sometimes, but voters’ faith in this process and our Republic should remain steadfast."
Tenney was originally ahead in the vote count after Election Day by 28,000 votes. The lead has diminished as absentee ballots were counted.
This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates.