Election 2020: Underwood Extends Slim Lead Over Oberweis in 14th District Race

Election 2020: Underwood Extends Slim Lead Over Oberweis in 14th District Race

UPDATED 10AM FRIDAY, NOV. 13

Ten days after Election Day, the 14th District congressional race between incumbent Democrat Lauren Underwood and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis has not been called, but Underwood’s slim lead is growing.

As of 10 a.m. today (Friday, Nov. 13), Underwood is leading Oberweis 200,638 to 196,034 – a difference of 4,604.

The Associated Press called Underwood the winner, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune.

Underwood’s lead was 1,147 votes as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Among Kane County voters, Underwood so far has received 53,953 votes to Oberweis’ 51,433, according to the Kane County Clerk’s Office Cumulative Report, which was last updated at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday.

In Kane County as of that time, Underwood led in mail-in votes, 27,184 to 12,447. Oberweis led in early voting, 26,541 to 20,173, and in Election Day voting, 12,445 to 6,596.

Illinois election officials have until Nov. 17 to complete their count of vote-by-mail ballots.

According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Will, McHenry, Kendall and DeKalb counties have not released new vote counts since the hours after the election. Lake, DuPage and Kane have updated their counts, with more votes still to be tabulated.

FOR THE 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

  • Lauren Underwood (DEM)
    • 200,638 (Illinois)
    • 53,953 (Kane County)
  • Jim Oberweis (REP)
    • 196,034 (Illinois)
    • 51,433 (Kane County)