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UPDATE: DNC Chair Race Election Results Tally Released

Keith Ellison (left) and Tom Perez (right) at Perez's first press conference as DNC Chair. Source: CNN.

Update: After inquiring, I’ve received an email from Julie Greene (Director of the Office of the Secretary). The email included two PDF files on who each member voted for in both rounds of the chair race. The remaining races should be available later in the week.

Results from the first round of voting. Source: Email

Results from the second round of voting. Source: Email

(Original article below)

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) winter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia witnessed a highly contentious election for DNC chair. After campaigning for Keith Ellison and losing, many progressives across the country have been very curious as to how their states’ DNC members voted.

According to DNC bylaws, “all meetings of the DNC, the Executive Committee, and all other official Party committees, commissions and bodies shall be open to the public, and votes shall not be taken by secret ballot.” Though this statement can be construed to mean multiple things, transparency itself is a very simple proposition.

Thus far, the DNC has yet to publicly post a roll call tally sheet detailing how each DNC member voted during the DNC winter meeting. Newly elected DNC Secretary Jason Rae released the following statement today in regards to officer election results:

In the interest of transparency, as well as in compliance with the DNC Rules regarding no secret ballots, we have consulted with the Chair and a tally sheet of how each member voted in contested elections will be made available to interested parties upon request. This sheet will list each member and how his or her votes were cast.

We realize that this may cause concern for some of you, but ultimately we felt it was important to make sure that we continue having the most open and transparent party election in party history.

For those interested in reviewing the actual ballots, they will be made available for review upon request to the Office of the Secretary at secretaryoffice@dnc.org.
To review actual ballots, please see the process below:

1. DNC officer election ballots will be available for review beginning Monday, March 6th at 10:00am, at Democratic National Committee offices, 430 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003.

2. To schedule a viewing session, please contact Julie Greene, Director of the Secretary’s Office, at greenej@dnc.org. Appointments may be booked in one hour increments, and multiple sessions may be reserved, based on availability.

3. Appointments are available weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm EST, until May 6, 2017 at which point they will be transferred to the National Archives.

We are committed to ensuring an open election process. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly to discuss.

I urge the DNC, if they want to earn back the trust of small donors (actual voters) across this great nation, to publicly release the roll call tally sheet instead of filtering requests through appointments in Washington, D.C. or email requests. The DNC has made claims of wanting to become more transparent with regard to its money, why not strive to be truly transparent with everything?  After all, one of the main reasons for the bitter divide within the party that remains to this day is the appearance of the party establishment working together in the shadows against the grassroots.

Written by Andre Roberge

Father, Husband. Went to school for philosophy (university of WA) and now I work for a train company -- Interests include Labor Law, TILA, Unions, Paid Family Leave, Healthcare, Philosophy of Science, Fantasy Football and Open Government-- Fanboy of The Take Down with Nick Nowlin and The Way with Anoa. Follow Andre on Twitter @SubvertingPower.

Andre Roberge is a Researcher and Writer for Progressive Army.


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  1. “But the plans were on display…”
    “On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
    “That’s the display department.”
    “With a flashlight.”
    “Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
    “So had the stairs.”
    “But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
    “Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

    ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    • Although I expected silence, that’s how I got the pdfs which I converted into spreadsheets (see earlier comment).

  2. It just might be that those of who were burnt by the Bernie treatment by the DNC, who have been lingering around in the hope the DNC would learn from the election, will now have the incentive, finally, to Demexit.

  3. DemExited July 2016, after being a registered Democrat for four decades. Neither party is working for you or me, the two party system is nothing but an illusion of choice, we are being controlled this way and nothing is ever going to change until people realize that our government has enabled corporate America, the fossil fuel industry and the military industrial complex, take control of this country, regardless of the consequences that will follow for all of us, many of which are toxic and irreversible..It’s not about us with either party, its about them, money, ego, and power but to get there they have to be puppets controlled by the powers that stand behind them.
    What we are now facing, is not the doings of just one party and it didn’t happen over night but its here now, this country is in for a very rude awakening.


  4. Messaged Ryan Butler of North Carolina to ask why he voted for Perez over Ellison in both rounds. He said “your attitude is what lost democrats the election in 2016.” I cannot think of a more asinine comment for a democrat to make, given all that happened. To blame a Sanders-supporting progressive who voted for Hillary Clinton in the general as to why democrats lost. This is what’s wrong with the leadership of this party.

  5. It would be great to see the lists sorted by state then name somewhere. Since the list of names was not public for a long time I don’t know what names to look for, but I would like to be able to more easily see who voted for my state. Thanks for getting all this together, I know it wasn’t easy to obtain.

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UPDATE: DNC Chair Race Election Results Tally Released