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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:32 AM

Brindisi-Tenney race narrows even more: 3 to 5 votes separate candidates

Source: Syracuse Post Standard

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The incredibly close race for the 22nd Congressional District got even closer Tuesday, as about 90 new votes from a bundle of about 2,500 affidavit ballots from Oneida County were counted.

Incumbent Anthony Brindisi (D) and Claudia Tenney (R) are separated by three to five votes, according to an update in court from one of Brindisi’s attorneys. The candidates’ attorneys have been locked in a courtroom battle for nearly two months to determine the winner.

The attorney, Bruce Spiva, did not specify which candidate had the minuscule edge.

More than 300,000 ballots were cast in the election, making the margin separating the candidates 0.000016%. Before today, the latest unofficial vote counts had Tenney in the lead by 19 votes.



Read more: https://www.syracuse.com/politics/2020/12/brindisi-tenney-race-narrows-even-more-3-to-5-votes-separate-candidates.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 11:17 AM

1. Can we FINALLY put to rest

the canard that "My vote doesn't matter"?

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:10 PM

2. Thanks to the Electoral College

someone voting for POTUS in say CA might still feel that way.

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:44 PM

3. But think of what we would've missed out on - but for the dear, old Selectoral College

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Response to sandensea (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:58 PM

4. I would have gladly missed out on that!

I keep hoping that maybe someday we will find a parallel universe where, since 2000, we have had:

-8 years of President Gore

-8 years of President Obama

-4 years of Madam President Hillary Clinton, getting ready for her second term

-an 8 - 1 advantage on the Supreme Court, with Thomas as the only justice who was appointed by a Republican

- no 9/11

-no endless Middle Eastern wars

-an end to gerrymandering of the House and state legislative seats

-well on our way to universal health care

Damn. I can dream, can't I??

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Response to moose65 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:03 PM

5. There is zero proof Gore would have gotten re-elected

16 wars of one-Party rule hasn't happened since the 40's.

As for the rest of what you said, all Democratic Presidents since 1992? 28 years of one-Party rule? Even without the EC, Republicans certainly would have won a couple of elections.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:12 PM

7. I don't know, I'll go with Mitch on this one...

Or was I’d Lindsey? One of them is on record saying something to the effect of “If we allowed everyone the right to vote we would never win another election...”.

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Response to robbob (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:16 PM

9. Uf the stars align they can still win legitimately

It takes three things: A Republican year (like 2010, but in a Presidential year), a strong Republican candidate (Reagan, as much as I hate to say it), and a not-so-strong Democrat who ran a bad campaign (Dukakis).

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:14 PM

8. Maybe - but it's a hypothetical (and a very pleasing one at that)

Hypotheticals, by definition, are very hard to delineate. And I for one do think Gore would have been re-elected (presidents usually are, save for very fraught or disastrous tenures).

I do agree with you that 28 years of one party in the White House - à la Mexico's PRI or Sweden's Social Democrats - would have been unlikely.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:19 PM

11. The crazy thing is that Poppy Bush didn't have a very fraught or disastrous tenure

Studying the 1992 election and having lived it, there's still no good reason as to why his approval rating hit 28%. That's worse than any President since at least Nixon.

Don't get me wrong, I don't like him. But 28% boggles my mind. There were worst Presidents.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:26 PM

12. GHW Bush was abandoned by Conservatives...

...who had never trusted him, and, naturally Democrats who had been supportive of a president during a military action.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:54 PM

13. It was fraught by recession, a slow (and mal-distributed) recovery, and scandals like the S&L crisis

But I agree: it was not disastrous.

Disastrous was his son's specialty.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 04:09 PM

16. Six words:. "Read my lips... no new taxes!"

It mattered somewhat then, what one said and what one did.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 03:32 PM

15. Uh, I said "parallel universe" didn't I?

Thanks for raining on my parade. Like I said, I can dream, can’t I? 🙄

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Response to moose65 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:10 PM

6. The only problem would've been Cheney and the other neo-cons: they would've staged 'something'

Something shocking that, by whipping people into a frenzy, would have allowed to wrest back power.

Something like...

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:16 PM

10. "offically", Florida's EV were lost due to a grand total of

527 votes in 2000.

So, even with the EC, votes matter.

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:59 PM

14. Or NY, where this race is

We shouldn't forget about local races. A lot of important stuff happens in Congress and state legislatures and city councils.

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