The Democrat majority in the House just got even smaller.
The race for New York’s 22nd district has been going back and forth for months as votes were counted and recounted.
It looks like it’s finally over and the winner is Republican Claudia Tenney.
The Daily Caller reports:
GOP Picks Up House Seat After Judge Rejects Democrats’ Claims Of Voting Machine Irregularities
A judge in New York on Friday rejected Democrats’ claims that voting machine irregularities undercounted hundreds of votes for Rep. Ted Brindisi, a decision that means Republican challenger Claudia Tenney will be certified the winner of the election.
Lawyers for Brindisi had called for a hand recount of the 325,000-plus votes cast in the House race, arguing that irregularities with voting machines used in Oswego County had undercounted hundreds or thousands of votes for Brindisi.
Marc Elias, a prominent Democratic election lawyer, made the claim about the voting machines in a court filing on Monday. Republicans were widely criticized following the presidential election for claiming that voting machines switched votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden.
Elias is best known for his role in commissioning the infamous Steele dossier during the 2016 election. Elias hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, which his firm, Perkins Coie, jointly represented.
Congratulations to Claudia Tenney.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 6, 2021
It only took 94 days, but Claudia Tenney has finally been declared the winner in #NY22. It’s about time.
That’s the 15th House seat that Republicans flipped, and she joins 18 other women to set the record for our largest female freshman class ever. Congratulations, Claudia!
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2021
So excited to have another great Republican woman in Congress to fight back against Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda!https://t.co/62a7yPUuge
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 6, 2021
That was a hard fought race.