Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ex-Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chairman | New York Post

Ex-Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chairman | New York Post: Former US Labor Secretary Tom Perez edged Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison by 35 votes Saturday to become the head of the Democratic National Committee.

He promptly called President Trump “the worst president in the history of the United States.”

After a months-long battle many Dems compared to a presidential primary, Perez outlasted Ellison in the second round of voting in Atlanta, securing 235 votes to Ellison’s 200. Perez had fallen one vote shy of the victory threshold in the first round of voting.

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