The 2020 election is one for the books and one that will likely be studied for decades into the future, as it was marred with allegations of widespread voter and ballot fraud and other forms of election abuse, mostly all seemingly in favor of Democratic candidates from the president down to local races.
According to the Washington Examiner, there’s an interesting situation developing in New York, where a congressional race that was all but in the bag for the Republican challenger dramatically reversed as the incumbent Democratic opponent conveniently came up with some 30,000 votes to close the gap and take the lead by roughly 13 votes, some three weeks after election day.
Though his party faces accusations and rumblings of foul play, Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) declared victory with his newfound 13-vote lead over Republican challenger Claudia Tenney, who held a monstrous lead on election night until tens of thousands of absentee ballots began pouring in since the election.
Brindisi was quick to declare victory after a Democratic judge in the state reviewed the “spoiled” mail-in ballots and ruled that they were valid, giving Brindisi his lead.
Hot Air editor Jazz Shaw tweeted about the bizarre turn of events, suggesting that something fishy had taken place between election day and present day.
“In NY-22, the Democrat incumbent was trailing by almost 30K on election night. The mail-in ballots got him close. Then a Democrat judge from Syracuse ruled he would personally “review” all of the spoiled ballots that had been rejected. Guess what happened next,” Shaw tweeted.
“The judge miraculously ‘found’ enough ballots that he felt were okay and the incumbent now ‘leads’ by 13 votes,” he added.
However, that didn’t stop Tenney and her team from staying in the fight, and her patience appears to have paid off, even if temporarily, as a recount in one county ended up putting her in the lead against Brindisi by 12 votes.
“Whiplash: now it’s Claudia Tenney (R) back ahead of Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) by 12 votes in #NY22 after Herkimer Co. revises its count,” tweeted Dave Wasserman.
According to The New York Post, Oswego County state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte issued an injunction last week that would prevent officials from certifying the votes, which, given the circumstances of the election, is a wise decision.