Saturday's vote for the new Democratic National Committee chairperson has not been a smooth transition. The vote was delayed after interim chair Donna Brazile announced that they'd have to use paper ballots. Then, mysteriously, several electronic voting devices went missing.
.@donnabrazile: "I've just been informed we are missing 30 clickers."— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) February 25, 2017
Close followers of the election could not help but mock this mishap as proof the vote was "rigged."
This whole debacle was nearly over after Tom Perez came just one vote shy of securing the nomination on the first ballot.
First round of #DNCChair vote:— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) February 25, 2017
Perez - 213.5
Brown - 12
Ronan - 0
Buttigieg - 1
Jehmu - .5
Peckarsky - 0
No vote - 2
Abstain - 1
The race is now between just Perez and Keith Ellison after the other candidates dropped out.