Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Streamed ‘Among Us’ on Twitch to Encourage Voting

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to stay alive on her alien spaceship last night as she played the popular video game “Among Us” live on Twitch while nearly 700,000 tuned in to watch, according to Forbes. The game has increased in popularity during the pandemic.

Ocasio-Cortez played with several streamers, including fellow Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. However, it was not all fun and games because AOC was playing with voters in mind.

“We are here to vote blue,” Ocasio-Cortez told the gamers. “We have the ability to vote Trump out of office, to vote for a Biden-Kamala ticket. Let’s make sure we change this country.”

In addition, she urged the streamers to make a specific plan to vote, according to The Washington Post. She also talked about how playing the game was anxiety provoking and said, “You guys can call me AOC, but Mike Pence can’t call me AOC.” She also used slang from the popular game, including “sus” and “marinate.”

Approximately 200,000 people also followed separate broadcasts by stars Pokimane, Jacksepticeye, HasanAbi, and Moistcr1tikal. The virtual campaign rally was organized in about 24 hours when AOC tweeted to her 9.1 million Twitter followers on Monday afternoon that she was going to play and asked who wanted to participate.

Her Twitch stream is a savvy new use of the platform that is popular among a younger audience. Nearly 40 million people nationwide watch on a monthly basis. She also did a similar event last May with “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.