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Consent decree for Oneida elections board over voter records

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UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has reached an agreement with a county elections board in central New York over voter registrations and provisional ballots in the wake of federal election law violations coming to light in a tightly contested congressional race last year.

The Justice Department and the Oneida County Board of Elections filed the proposed consent decree with a federal court on Monday.

The court must still approve it. The discovery of the violations came in the course of determining who had won New York's 22nd Congressional District.

A judge ruled in February that Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney defeated the then-incumbent, Anthony Brindisi, by 109 votes.

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