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Voting-related Litigation: New York

1. Claudia Tenney v. Oswego County Board of Elections, et al.

(Filed November 4, 2020, EFC-2020-1376; Election certified February 5, 2021, EFC-2020-1376)

New York Supreme Court: Claudia Tenney v. Oswego County Board of Elections, et al. was filed in New York Supreme Court, Oswego County, on November 4, 2020, by Claudia Tenney, a Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives (NY-22), challenging the validity of affidavit and absentee ballots. Incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi was initially declared the winner. The Hon. Scott J. Delconte, an Independent, was assigned to the case. In response to motions by both Tenney and Brindisi, Judge Delconte ordered various forms of relief, including re-canvassing, recounting of votes and a temporary stay of certification. Ultimately, Tenney won the vote count, and on February 5, 2021, Judge Delconte granted Plaintiff’s Motion Seeking Certification of the Election, thereby denying Respondent Brindisi’s Motion to Stay Certification.

Outcome: The Plaintiff won.

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