New York GOP House candidate Claudia Tenney blows up vote-handling in controversial contest

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is at least partly responsible for the chaos surrounding the uninvited U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 22nd Congressional District, Republican nominee Claudia Tenney told Ingraham Angle on Tuesday.

“Here’s what happened,” Tenney told Tammy Bruce the guest show. “In August, Andrew Cuomo issued an enforcement order that changed the election rules and the way elections are processed.

“We could not allow absentee voting, anyone could get a missing ballot paper; [they] you can apply online, you didn’t have to check, you just have to enter your name, date of birth and address and send your missing ballot paper. “

Tenney, elected to Congress in 2016 and defeated by Democrat Anthony Brindisi in 2018, is currently leading Brindisi in the 2020 rematch, according to various tables.


However, as Tenney told Bruce, “we don’t even know what a [true] the difference is because one county is unable to compile the census. “

According to information from the Syracuse Post-Standard, Oneida County, including Utica, reported the disappearance of sticky notes to be placed on the disputed missing ballot papers as a reference. The notes also reportedly noted whether each vote was counted at all.

In neighboring Madison County, New York, a judge was unable to match the table used to categorize disputed ballots with paper ballots.

In Chenango County, 200 computers containing important election files were hacked by hackers demanding a $ 450 ransom per computer. County Chief Information Officer Herman Ericksen told the Associated Press that they would not pay the ransom.

Late Tuesday, a judge ordered to prevent the 22nd District from verifying results. The New York Post reported that Tenney led Brindisi by about 100 votes before Scott DelConte, a judge of the Oswego County State Supreme Court, granted the measure.


“Think about it,” Tenney said Tuesday night, “because there’s no control, no voter ID in New York we’ve discovered … there are a number of deceased people who actually voted in this election.” to the New York Post report.

“There’s so much room for scams, and that’s what we think is going on,” she concluded. “The administrative burden on electoral bodies has been exhausting and there are people who do not have the resources to work under the constraints of the COVID virus and are trying to count ballots – some by hand – and deal with 70,000 missing ballots in a contest where the normal amount is about 7,000, without staff, and they are trying to do that. “

The Associated Press contributed to the report.