In a tweet, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said “we have to make the argument for a new primary,” noting that the party needs to have a “better turnout” than it did in 2016 to defeat Republican Donald Trump.
She tweeted: “We are not going to lose the popular vote, and we cannot afford to lose this election.
We are going to win it with every vote, every vote that we get.”
Wasserman Schultz, who has been the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee since July 2017, said that while the party has not been able to turn out its base and win over voters who didn’t participate in the 2016 election, she hopes “the Democratic Party can take advantage of this new wave of enthusiasm to put people back to work” in 2020.
“The next two years will tell us how far we can go in making this election and this country a better place for everyone,” she wrote.
The party has seen a huge uptick in voter registration this year and the number of registered Democrats has more than doubled in the past month.
The DNC is expected to announce its next chair in early January, with the most prominent names likely to take the reins include Sens.
Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey.