New York State certifies Claudia Tenney as winner in 22nd Congressional District

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York state elections officials certified Republican Claudia Tenney’s razor-thin victory over U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, more than three months after Election Day.

The certification came after a state judge ruled that Tenney won the race for central New York’s 22nd Congressional District by 109 votes in the nation’s last undecided congressional race.

Judge Scott DelConte on Friday, directed New York State to certify the results immediately, following certification of by Oneida County Board of Elections, the last BOE to certify results in the race.

The ruling effectively clearing the way for Tenney to be sworn in barring emergency intervention by a state appeals court.

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