After suffering heavy electoral losses, Democrats are making moves to recover by kick starting the rebuilding process of the party. A new leader of for the party is set to emerge on Saturday to form a formidable opposition to Republican, headed by President Donald Trump.

The 447 electors

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) which are made up of 447 members and the administrative and fundraising unit, will converge to elect a new Party Chairman in Atlanta. The convention is expected to draw huge crowd for the most keenly contested chairmanship elections.

Hope for the party

There is high expectation for the party as they struggle to confront challenges of losing the last presidential by Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump of the Republican Party. They are also expected to embrace the massive number of grassroots resistance of the Republicans and Trump’s policy into party supporters at all level throughout the country.

There are about seven candidates contesting for the chairmanship position. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are the leading contenders.

Perez is backed by former Obama administration officials while Keith Ellison is has the backing of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a liberal leader.

Democrats pledge to bury their differences

Democrats have promised to put their differences behind them to come up with a strong opposition that would fight trump’s policies and try to garner more supporters to the party. The election is expected to start a new era after the resignation of Debbie Wassermann Schultz, who was accused of attempting to favor Clinton to defeat Sanders in the 2016 presidential primaries.

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The contenders

The other contenders for the chairmanship seat include Sally Boynton Brown Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieig, Peter Peckarsky, an activist, Jehmu Green and Sam Ronan. They have all centered on reconstruction and total overhaul of the party which lost many seats in statehouses and congress.

Perez and Ellison are the two major contenders and are considered the most favorites to win the election. Delegates to the election include activists, party officials and donors in all 50 states of the U.S.

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