Judge rules GOP candidate wins NY congressional seat after failed election challenge by Democrat

Republicans just picked up another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A New York judge has thrown out an election challenge brought by Democrats, certifying Republican candidate Claudia Tenney the winner of New York’s 22nd District, The Hill reported.

The legal challenge

The race for New York’s 22nd District between Tenney and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), was extremely close, with reports indicating that Tenney led Brindisi by only 109 votes.

Democrats had sought to challenge the vote count with a familiar argument: that the voting machines in one county undercounted a significant number of votes for Brindisi.

Leading the legal challenge was attorney Marc Elias, the well-known Democrat-aligned lawyer who commissioned the infamous Steele dossier that was at the center of the anti-Trump Russian collusion hoax. Elias brought a lawsuit on Brindisi’s behalf, asking a judge to order a hand recount of the roughly 325,000 votes that were cast in the race.


New York Supreme Court Judge Scott J. DelConte rejected Elias’s argument in a decision that was handed down on Friday, Fox News reported.

“No votes cast by dead people were counted,” DelConte wrote in the decision. “The only claim of voter fraud … was rejected on its face for insufficient proof.”

DelConte continued, “There are no unresolved discrepancies with the machine counts from the Boards’ December canvasses, and there were no discrepancies with the machine counts in the manual audit tallies from the Boards’ November canvasses.”

DelConte, thus, ordered New York’s election board to certify Tenney as the winner of the state’s 22nd District.

Gap shrinking

Brindisi was the incumbent candidate, having taken the 22nd district seat away from Tenney in 2018. Now the seat is back in Republican hands, which means that Democrats have an even smaller margin over Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives at 221 to 212.

That already very narrow gap will likely get even narrower with some Democratic states like New York set to lose representatives as a result of their major population decline.

Although this will still not be enough to give Republicans a majority, they are set up nicely to take back the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

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  1. Too bad no judges including the cowards on the SCOTUS would hear arguments when it came to election fraud by the dems. They allowed a coup d’etat to remove the legitimate winner DJT.

    1. 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷Trump is our President!!!. Those in office are fake, treasonous, NON AMERICAN Idiot’s!!

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  3. I’m glad of that. The democrats need to lose every time that they try something like that in a election.

  4. Tenney is a good win and she deserves it! But has any one really looked at our elections, Beijing Biden and the corrupt Far Left is up to much more! With the immigrants invasion that they are letting in and have let in, they are building their army! They know that the Trump movement of regular American citizens, they will need a much bigger army from other countries. They got rattled at the Capital and they seen what regular American citizens will do when they are pushed to their limits, by the way, Iran and China is pulling useless Joe’s strings!

  5. If only McConnell could have done the same for the Senate as McCarthy and his People have done in/for the House.

  6. America Is a Republic, Not a Democracy June 19, 2020
    Bernard Dobski, Ph.D.
    Visiting Scholar, Simon Center for American Studies
    SUMMARY America is a republic and not a pure democracy. The contemporary efforts to weaken our republican customs and institutions in the name of greater equality thus run against the efforts by America’s Founders to defend our country from the potential excesses of democratic majorities. American republicanism and the ordered liberty it makes possible are grounded in the Federalists’ recognition that non-majoritarian parts of the community make legitimate contributions to the community’s welfare, and that preserving these contributions is the hallmark of political justice. But, the careful balance produced by our mixed republic is threatened by an egalitarianism that undermines the social, familial, religious, and economic distinctions and inequalities that undergird our political liberty. Preserving the republican freedoms we cherish requires tempering egalitarian zeal and moderating the hope for a perfectly just democracy.

    1. The word “Democracy” is now where in the US Constitution. I guess too many people either can’t read are just not smart enough to learn about the Constitution.

  7. I am happy to see that there are judges who are not in the Democrat camp and won’t rule on something just to benefit the Dems, whether it is the correct ruling or not. As many of us know, the rules broken by Governors, Courts, Secretaries of State and Attorney Generals in the several states which turned the election to the favor of the Dems, eliminated the true President, Donald Trump, and allowed a fake winner, Joe Biden. The result of this is the harm to our country and to the many citizens who lost their jobs, who are being over-run by ILLEGALS, etc.

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