Pelosi Says Razor-Thin Race May Wind up Before Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hinted Friday that the contested race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District may end up being reviewed by the House — like another disputed race in Iowa.

New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi was 28,422 votes behind former New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney on election night based on in-person ballots received during early voting on Election Day. But her massive lead disappeared to just 100 votes after almost 60,000 mail-in ballots were counted.

Both campaigns went to court to have a judge rule on disputes about more than 2,000 absentee and affidavit ballots. Although Brindisi commanded the recount by 12 votes several days ago, after more ballots were reviewed, the advantage swung back to Tenney, who now leads the contest by 12 votes.

Iowa Democrat Rita Hart announced on Wednesday about her plan to file with the House Committee on Administration under the Federal Contested Elections Act. Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, who serves as the vice chairman of the committee, will lead a panel to review that petition.

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