BREAKING: Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez Elected As Chairman Of DNC
The Democratic National Committee Chair race came to a conclusion on Saturday when the race came down to two front runners, Tom Perez and Keith Ellison. Democrat and former Secretary of Labor to Obama, Tom Perez won with a 235 to 200 vote. Keith Ellison drew a lot of criticism even from his own party for being an anti-Semitic Muslim with ties to Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
The vote shook down to two front runners, Ellison and Perez. The first ballot ended with a Perez 213.5 vote to Ellison 200. Since 214 votes were needed to win, there was a second round of voting after others dropped out. Perez won in the second round 235-200.
BREAKING: Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected chairman of the DNC,
defeating Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison
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