GOP’s Newest Win

Former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY) must be certified as the winner of the 2020 New York congressional race for the 22nd district, a New York judge ruled Friday.

State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ruled that New York must certify the results of the 22nd congressional district and declare Tenney as the winner. He also rejected an argument from former Congressman Anthony Brindisi, the Democratic incumbent who held the seat at the time of the election, that certification in the race could be delayed.

“You’ve asked me to stop public bodies from doing their job. That’s what you’ve asked me to do: Stop an election,” DelConte told an attorney for Brindisi, reports “And that’s a very, very high burden. You must show irreparable harm.”

According to The Associated Press, Brindisi may still appeal to a state appeals court or appeal directly to the House of Representatives, which reserves the power to decide whether to seat congressional lawmakers. Tenney was ahead of Brindisi by just over 100 votes Friday, and more than 300,000 votes total were cast between the two candidates.

The Daily Wire reports.