At its winter convention, the Democratic National Committee just elected Tom Perez the new Chair of the DNC.

This follows a contentious fight as to whether Democrats would turn the party over to the Keith Ellison wing of the party. Full details in yesterday’s post, DNC Vote Saturday: Will Democrats become party of Keith Ellison?

In some ways, it was a replay of the Dem primaries:

Ellison had the backing of Linda Sarsour, someone trying to move the party to merge Islamism and socialism into a new anti-Israel Democratic Party.

This cable news debate pretty much set up the divide among Democrats on Ellison’s history and associations.

In the first round, Tom Perez fell one vote short (214.5 needed)

After all the other candidates dropped out after the first ballot, it came down to just Ellison or Perez.

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