(WBNG) -- 12 News has recieved statements from the offices of Anthony Brindisi and Claudia Tenney regarding the lead change Monday morning.
Statement from the Office of Anthony Brindisi:
“The margin in this race is incredibly close and continues to change. The integrity of the election and maintaining a count that ensures the voters of this district are heard is of the utmost importance. As this process continues to play out, we are hopeful that once the counting process is completed, Anthony will be declared the winner.”
Statement from the Office of Claudia Tenney:
“We are encouraged that local elections officials have corrected their early tabulations and we are now ahead. Our campaign is committed to seeing that all – and only – legal votes count. The voters’ will must be respected and the integrity of the election process maintained. We are confident Claudia will emerge the winner when all is said and done.”
(WBNG) -- According to numbers supplied to 12 News, Republican Claudia Tenney has a 12 vote lead.
The Herkimer County Board of Elections revised their final unofficial count on Friday. The revisions resulted in 10 addition votes for Brindisi and 35 for Tenney.
This information comes from a Brindisi team court filing. The filing claims that Brindisi's team found out about the updated numbers on Twitter, not through the proper channels
Brindisi's team states in the letter they found out about the revisions through a tweet sent out by radio host Bob Lonsberry.
The court filing from Brindisi's team to Justice DelConte states in part:
"Mr. Crandall informed me that the Herkimer BOE had discovered some mistakes in their vote tally on Friday. Mr. Crandall reported that this involved some incorrect numbers being transcribed in a few Election Districts and an instance of the numbers for one Election District being erroneously repeated for the next Election District. He said correction of the numbers resulted in an additional 10 votes for Brindisi and an additional 35 votes for Tenney"
12 News reached out to the Herkimer County Attorney's Office was told it had no comment.