Both candidates in the tight race for the 22nd U.S. Congressional District say they welcome a judge securing last week’s ballots pending a complete count.

Republican challenger, former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, who is seeking to unseat Democrat Anthony Brindisi to get her old job back, filed legal action calling for the ballots to be impounded

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Both camps November 10 said they are looking forward to all legal votes being counted.

While Tenney leads the count, her campaign has been sending mass emails urging supporters to “keep up the fight” and send her money.

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Broome begins counting absentee and military ballots November 12. Other counties in the district may have already started the tally.

According to the Observer-Dispatch, Oswego County Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordered election boards to provide the candidates with lists of voters who were sent absentee ballots.

Tenney’s camp said no objected ballot should be included in the final count. Democratic incumbent, Brindisi said the court ruling was welcome and he believed every legal ballot should be counted.

There are over 60,000 absentee ballots in the district being counted this week.