Under the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Administration Committee sent lawyers to observe the counting of contested ballots in New York’s 22nd District, where Republican candidate Claudia Tenney leads by only 12 votes, the Washington Examiner reported.
“What’s happening now is it’s so close that Nancy Pelosi, the current House speaker, has sent lawyers who are supposed to be from the House Administration. And they’re supposed to be in an observing role. Not anything more than that,” Tenney said Sunday on Fox News, according to the Examiner.
“But it looks like they’re getting very aggressive,” she added. “They’ve asked the court to have cameras and electronic equipment. So this thing could really work on these ballots in a way that we don’t think is fair, and that we think could prejudice the opening of these new ballots.”
The New York Supreme Court declined to allow the certification of the election result last week when the second recount was completed and Tenney led by 12 votes. Judge Scott DelConte ordered the eight counties that make up the 22nd District to canvass challenged ballots, correct errors, and recanvass when errors can’t be corrected.
About two weeks ago, Pelosi hinted that the House might end up deciding the 22nd District race because it was so close.
“[W]e’ll see what happens in the court,” she told reporters, as the Examiner noted. “That may end up in the House. I don’t know, but the court will decide which votes will be counted.”
The last time the House decided a race was in 1985, where the Republican candidate led by 418 votes after two recounts, according to the Examiner.
Nevertheless, the Democrat incumbent ended up being seated after the House review.
So far, allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election, though mostly rejected by the courts, have largely been concentrated to those on the left. As President Donald Trump himself has complained, Democrats pushed mail-in ballots, and video footage appears to show Democrats bringing in suitcases full of ballots in Atlanta, according to Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Democrats also faced pushback after telling Wisconsinites that they could claim to be “indefinitely confined” because of the COVID-19 threat, even though that was against the law, according to WKOW.
Only time will tell how the New York House race plays out, but Democrats’ behavior up to this point certainly doesn’t seem promising for those hoping for a fair outcome.