Republican ‘Marine Mom’ Claudia Tenney Holds 12-Vote Lead Over House Rep. Anthony Brindisi in New York Race

An updated vote count that was ordered by a judge to be due by 4 p.m. today shows Republican “marine mom” Claudia Tenney ahead by 12 votes over Rep. Anthony Brindisi in the New York 22nd Congressional District race.

Headed into the weekend, totals put U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, ahead by 13 votes, but that total flopped again this morning after Herkimer County revised its count., giving Tenney the upper hand.

A recent article about the race by RedState was titled “Democrats Are Currently Stealing a House Seat in New York.”

The article went on to criticize Judge Scott DelConte as a “Democrat judge” who “stepped in and put his stamp of approval on enough rejected ballots to make it happen.”

Perhaps feeling the heat, DelConte addressed the communications from the county boards of elections on changing vote totals in his order.

“These communications raise additional, very serious concerns to the Court about the pending judicial review of the challenged ballots in this Congressional race,” DelConte said. 

Mark Levin criticized DelConte in a tweet this morning while sharing the RedState article and said, “This judge should join the corrupt PA Supreme Court.  Unfortunately, there’s very little talk about what these judges are doing all over the country.”

Tenney retweeted his tweet and said, “It’s not over yet. Tentative numbers have us up 12 votes, with hundreds of objections included in the counts.”

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called the original news from RedState, “Deeply troubling.” Tenney retweeted his statement and said, “Thanks Senator! We are currently leading with tentative numbers and hundreds of challenged absentees in the count!”

The legal team for Tenney filed a motion for county boards of elections to certify the election results in the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District in Oswego County Supreme Court as well today which would clear the way for a recanvass of the results to be ordered by DelConte.