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22nd Congressional District still waiting for its winner

An image of two photos edited together shows a man wearing a jacket stands with his arms folded on the left and then a man in a fleece vest on the right.
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Republican Brandon Williams poses with his arms folded next to an image of Democrat Francis Conole posing at his campaign headquarters.

The New YorkState Board of Elections says the 22nd Congressional District race between Republican Brandon Williams and Democrat Francis Conole is still close nearly one week after Election Day.

As of Friday night, Williams was leading with over 3,900 votes. Across the district in three counties, there is a total of nearly 3,000 votes pending. Almost another 3,900 are pending consideration, but it could be enough to tip the scale in either direction for the candidates.

The 22nd Congressional District covers multiple counties, and Oswego County did not provide a voting tally update on Friday. Absentee ballots postmarked on Election Day will still be counted if they arrive within one week after polls close.

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