The Race between Establishment Tom Perez and Progressive Keith Ellison was close.
Minnesota Representative, Ellison started out leading in the polls with the endorsements from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and labor unions. In addition to these endorsements, Establishment Democrats, Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer also supported him. He was the unity candidate that brought together Sanders backers and Clinton backers.
Tom Perez will be the first latino to chair the committee. A former Labor Secretary, Perez was also handpicked by Barack Obama due to his corporatist views and strong support of TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership; exported millions of jobs out of America).
The votes were announced to be unrecorded which made many constituents burst into rage. On the other side of things, President Donald Trump trolled the Democrats with his world-renound tweets,“Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!” And then: “The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally ‘rigged.’ Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!”
As long as the corruption continues within the DNC, they will continue to run corrupt presidential candidates.
Below is a live video of the DNC election process where the unrecorded votes were counted.
Perez is the establishment. Progressives seemed to be feared more by Democrats than Republicans. The Democrats would rather have Trump in office to continue the corruption, than have Bernie Sanders in office.