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- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hosted her debut live stream on the gaming service Twitch on Tuesday night, which drew over 430,000 concurrent viewers and nearly 5 million overall views.
- AOC streamed the popular multiplayer game “Among Us” alongside fellow “squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar.
- While the two were playing, Rep. Omar tweeted out a photo of her gaming setup. She later released the full list of specs for the gaming PC, which is owned by her deputy communications director, and it’s immensely powerful.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota held one of the highest-viewed Twitch streams ever on Tuesday night, with over 430,000 concurrent viewers and nearly 5 million overall views.
It was so popular that it edged out NASA to take the sixth spot in all-time viewership on the streaming platform.
AOC and Omar played “Among Us,”
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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.
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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.”
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