ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Oneida County is continuing to feel the effects of New York’s 22nd Congressional race. Oneida County spent more than $100,000 on legal fees for the court case.
County Executive Anthony Picente requested the Board of Legislators approve a budget transfer to pay for the legal fees. Picente chose to seek two independent counsels to observe the recount and represent Oneida County.
During the court case, Justice Scott DelConte found that seven of the eight-county board of elections represented in the NY-22nd district had erred in some way, from not properly marking ballots to misplacing ballots and the biggest error, failing to register 2,418 residents who applied on time through the DMV.
The State Board of Elections continues to investigate.