Hidden Figures: DNC Trying to Hide Who Voted Against Keith Ellison

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"Ellison called on Democrats to support Perez.
"It's my honor to serve this party under the chairmanship of Tom Perez," he said.

The results brought a chaotic close to a race that stretched on for three months. In the waning days, former Vice President Joe Biden and several aides to former President Barack Obama -- including Valerie Jarrett and David Simas -- made calls to undecided members in an effort to sway them toward Perez.

In Ellison's camp, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and supportive members of Congress applied pressure on DNC members with phone calls.

The behind-the-scenes calls underscored why the race was broadly seen as a proxy battle between the Sanders-aligned progressive wing of the party, which supported Ellison, and those more closely connected with Hillary Clinton and Obama, who largely backed Perez.

By selecting Perez -- and again spurning Sanders supporters -- Democrats risk the backlash that could come with leaving the left wing of the party disappointed a second time in the past year.”*

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