The decide orders the New York borough to be licensed for Republicans within the last unresolved Congressional race in 2020
The verdict comes after months of disputes over the number of votes, putting Tenney, who represented the district from 2017 to 2019, 109 votes in front of Democrat Anthony Brindisi, who defeated Tenney in 2018.
“The State Board will certify the results as directed,” Judge John Conklin, director of public information for the New York State Board of Elections, told CNN on Friday. “That could be on Monday.”
Tenney took the win. “I am honored to have won this race,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter. “It was a highly competitive campaign and I thank Anthony Brindisi for his service. Now that every legislative vote has been counted, it is time for the results to be confirmed.”
Brindisi said in a statement that he was “shocked and surprised” by the verdict and called for “a full test and handcount”.
Higher courts could double-check the counts and Brindisi could challenge the election in the House of Representatives. In the statement, his campaign said Brindisi “continues to strive to ensure an accurate outcome of the competition”.
Scott DelConte, State Supreme Court Justice, ruled that these avenues would mean the attestation of the election would not do “irreparable harm” to Brindisi as the House “acts as the final judge of its members’ elections”.
DelConte accused the county electoral boards of running the elections but defended the integrity of the final process.
“As a result of this particular procedure, every single valid vote that was cast in New York’s 22nd Congressional District has been counted and counted,” wrote DelConte.
The race is one of two major house elections that have been held since the November elections. Iowa GOP MP Mariannette Miller-Meeks sat after winning her election by six votes against Democrat Rita Hart. Hart has asked the House Administration Committee to count at least 22 more votes.