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New York's 22nd Congressional District includes all of Chenango, Cortland, Madison and Oneida counties and parts of Broome, Herkimer, Tioga and Oswego counties.0000017a-3c50-d913-abfe-bd54a86b0000Incumbent Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) has announced he will retire. Claudia Tenney (R), New York state assemblywoman; Democrat Kim Myers; and Martin Babinec, a member of the Reform and Upstate Jobs parties will face off in November.It should also be noted that the retiring Hanna has not put his support behind fellow Republican Claudia Tenney.

Stefanik signs on to legal brief to overturn presidential results

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North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) signed onto a brief filed by 106 members of Congress Thursday in favor of a legal effort by Texas to overturn the results of the presidential election.

Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block results from four swing states that voted for President-Elect Joe Biden, Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

The move is an unprecedented challenge to the results of an American election after all 50 states and Washington have certified their presidential results.

There’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud and courts have already dismissed numerous cases alleging irregularities brought by the Trump campaign.

Stefanik has repeatedly touted gains for GOP women in House races this year while avoiding acknowledgment of President-elect Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, the first woman to assume the role.