Ballots Still Being Counted In 54th District Race | Journal & Topics Media Group

Ballots Still Being Counted In 54th District Race


Richard Mayer
November 11, 2020

Tom Morrison

The winner in the 54th District State House seat remains unknown one week after the election.

However, State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-54th) of Palatine is still confident that he won a sixth term over Democratic challenger Maggie Trevor of Rolling Meadows. 

With all 77 precincts reporting and a total of 50,357 ballots cast as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Morrison has unofficially tallied 26,167 (53.49%) votes compared to Trevor’s 22,755 (46.51%).

Trevor said she believes about 9,000 mail-in ballots still need to be counted; she said about 60% of those so far have been in her favor. For that reason, she has not conceded.

According to Morrison, about 3,000 votes remain outstanding. He believes he will still be on top after every ballot is counted.

“I am preparing to serve another term,” Morrison said. “I feel even more condicent than I did last week and I was very confident last week.”

Maggie Trevor

The two faced off in 2018 where Trevor fell short by 43 votes. 

“I want this race to conclude, but we have to wait for the Cook County Clerk’s Office to do their job, but I am hopeful,” Trevor said. “Regardless, this will be a tighter race than what it currently is.”

The 54th District serves most of Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, and portions of Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights and Barrington.


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November 12, 2020 at 06:56AM

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