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The 117th Congress began on Sunday, but two candidates in New York’s 22nd Congressional District are still waiting on hundreds of ballots that will likely determine the outcome of their race.
Over 800 outstanding ballots have been challenged by either Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi or Republican Claudia Tenney.
Until a winner is announced, the Upstate New York district will be without congressional representation.
Since Nov. 3, the vote count has flipped between Brindisi and Tenney, at times resulting in leads of fewer than 20 votes.
In December, however, a judge required the district’s eight county election boards to resubmit their results after procedural mistakes were discovered, further delaying any conclusive results.