It took three months, but the US elections in November are finally over: the last seat of Congress in a constituency in New York State is still pending, given to Republicans closest to Donald Trump on Monday.
Democrat Anthony Brindici, who stole the seat from Claudia Denny in an area near Syracuse during the 2018 Assembly elections, has publicly conceded defeat, by a margin of 109 votes, after fighting in court against securing his rival’s victory. “It is time to turn the page on these elections (…) and build a more united country for our children.”, He said Monday. Claudia Denny thanked him. “He volunteered to help make a smooth transition and I look forward to working with him in the next few days.” She announced.
Anthony Brindisi pointed to a number of shortcomings in the way local authorities conducted the election, particularly in blocking more than 2,400 people from voting. But three months after examining them, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that the valid votes cast by Claudia Tenny had won by a margin of 109 votes to about 300,000. The controversy highlights several legal battles with the November 3 presidential and legislative elections. Many ballots were prepaid or mailed due to infection.
To date, Donald Trump and a section of Republicans have refused to recognize and argue for Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. “Massive fraud” The courts have almost systematically misdiagnosed them. While waiting for Claudia Denny to take office, Democrats have a narrow majority of 221 to 210 in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, the seats are evenly distributed, with 50-50 of the Democrats vying for a majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris, who will be able to vote when she comes to a draw.