National media creates confusion with vote count in the 14th Congressional District

National media creates confusion with vote count in the 14th Congressional District
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National media creates confusion with vote count in the 14th Congressional District

News media inflates election results to help Lauren Underwood campaign over challenger Jim Oberweis. But Oberweis and election officials say his lead remains solid and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood continues to lag behind Oberweis election numbers

While the New York Times and other national media outlets have corrected their errant vote counts for the 14th Congressional District, the mishap has created some confusion the Jim Oberweis campaign wants corrected.  

The New York Times this morning incorrectly listed the total votes for Kane County as 110,732.

The actual vote total is 105,335. The 105,335 figure reflects a slight number of undervotes in the 14th District race.

Jim Oberweis, candidate for Congress, Illinois

Jim Oberweis, candidate for Congress, Illinois

According to Kane County Clerk John Cunningham, the vote total is current and up to date.

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The Jim Oberweis campaign has poll watchers at every County Clerks’ office in the 14th District and is updating vote totals regularly.

The results on the Chicago Tribune website accurately reflect the vote count as it has been reported by each county in the district.

Ray Hanania

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