AOC just played ‘Among Us’ on Twitch to encourage voting

Playing video games live on Twitch may not seem the most obvious way to get more Americans to the polls, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not one to take a conventional approach.



a woman holding a sign posing for the camera: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends the "Little Women" World Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on December 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 07: U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends the “Little Women” World Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on December 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The Democratic congresswoman took the online streaming platform by storm Tuesday night when she livestreamed a game of “Among Us” against fellow Democrat representative Ilhan Omar and Twitch VIPs, such as pokimane, HasanAbi and Myth.

“Holy cow … Can y’all hear me?,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she tried to find her bearings on the platform, which is predominantly used to live stream video gameplay. “This is pretty wild. I’m pretty excited.”

Launched in 2011,

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Website issues on first day of early voting in Orange County

Orange County’s election website was down Monday morning, the first day that residents could vote early and in-person. The county said the site went down due to a technical issue and there had not been a hack or security breach. “We are sorry for the inconvenience of our website being unavailable this morning. We have encountered a technical issue with our DNS server which translates the IP address to the domain name,” a statement from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office said. Many users said the site was back up and running around 9 a.m. Monday.

Orange County’s election website was down Monday morning, the first day that residents could vote early and in-person.

The county said the site went down due to a technical issue and there had not been a hack or security breach.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience of our website being

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Georgia’s Long Voting Lines Reportedly Due To Computer Problems

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Long voting lines that plagued Georgia polling places this week were caused by computers moving much slower than election officials had planned on, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found, which in some cases were only able to process 10 voters per hour while the state was experiencing record turnout for early voting.

Key Facts

There have been widespread reports of long lines during early voting this week, the first week of the early voting period for the presidential election in Georgia.

The first two days of voting brought 243,000 Georgians to the polls, but only after waiting in lines that in at least one case took five hours to get through.

Officials in Georgia, including the Secretary of State, blamed the long lines on record turnout, but

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