The first round of the DNC chair election just passed. The results where

Sally Boynton Brown 12

Keith Ellison 200

Jehmu Greene 0.5

Peter Peckarsky 0

Tom Perez 213.5

Sam Ronan 0

Where do those .5 votes come from?

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Democrats Abroad get half a vote.

This live blog by NPR states that:

(For those wondering, a candidate could get half a vote because each Democrat abroad got half a vote.)

Also, in the Democratic Party's Charter and Bylaws, it's stated under Regional Caucuses that Democrats Abroad get 1/2 a vote.


Under DNC rules, delegates from U.S. territories cast half rather than full votes.


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