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Republican Who Lost Congressional Race Shows Up For New Member Orientation Anyway

Jim Oberweis of Illinois is the projected loser in Illinois' 14th District against Rep. Lauren Underwood but that didn't stop him from attending the new member orientation.
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Trump derangement syndrome is so strong in the Republican Party right now that other losers are just showing up at events as if they'd won.

Source: CBSN, Chicago

Jim Oberweis Friday posted a photo of himself at the Capitol for new member orientation, but he is not the projected winner of the race in Illinois’ 14th District.

He can be seen posing with another Republican, Mary Miller, who won the 15th Congressional District.

Incumbent Lauren Underwood is the projected winner. The Associated Press called the race Thursday afternoon. Underwood had been in a tight race with Oberweis. The AP said with all precincts reporting, Underwood had 200,638 votes, or 50.58 percent, compared with 196,034, or 49.42 percent, for Oberweis. The difference is 4,604.

https://www.facebook.com/jim.oberweis.1/posts/10159190078069314

A statement from this weirdo:

"The Associated Press calling the race in the 14th Congressional District for Lauren Underwood does not change anything in this race from a legal standpoint. Illinois election law has provisions to allow parties in a closely contested race to seek a recount to ensure that all legal votes are counted and to ensure that the final outcome is the right outcome. There are still votes that have yet to be counted. The totals at this point are unofficial totals as the race has yet to be certified. We are committed to exploring all of the legal options at our disposal and will pursue these options that are afforded our campaign under law.”

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