There are now allegations of voter fraud in the race for the House in District 22 in New York. On election night Claudia Tenney lead freshman Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.) by over 28,000 votes. After counting the mail-in ballots, Tenney still leads by 100 to 200 votes.
Enter Democratic Oswego County state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte stepped in and insisted that he be allowed to review the ballots that were refused.
Miraculously after he finished, Tenney was losing by 13 votes. This is bound to spur legal action by Tenney. I would also like to see the judge disbarred and removed from the bench. He has no standing to be making these decisions.
“BREAKING: sources on both Dem & GOP sides confirm that the final counts submitted by all 8 counties in #NY22 to NY Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte will show Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) *ahead* of Claudia Tenney (R) by either 12 or 13 votes. Wow,” Cook Report’s Dave Wasserman reported following the development.
Hot Air editor Jazz Shaw explained:
What are the details?
“In NY-22, the Democrat incumbent was trailing by almost 30K on election night. The mail-in ballots got him close. Then a Democrat judge from Syracuse ruled he would personally ‘review’ all of the spoiled ballots that had been rejected. Guess what happened next. The judge miraculously ‘found’ enough ballots that he felt were okay and the incumbent now ‘leads’ by 13 votes.”
The problem is that the count as of now include fake ballots, ballots for the dead and other invalid votes. That 13 vote lead is worthless but even so Brindisi has declared victory. If Tenney wins the seat, Republicans will have picked up 15 seats giving Democrats a minuscule majority in the House.
This race won’t be decided anytime soon. There will be lawsuits against the judge I’m sure as well as demanding the invalid ballots be removed from the count.