A popular young Democrat sought to get out the vote by playing a video game online. Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled a set of Spanish-language ads. And President Donald Trump has an ad that features salsa music.
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AOC Seeks to Get Out the Vote Via Video Game
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew hundreds of thousands of viewers online to watch her play a video game as part of a get-out-the-vote effort.
The New York Democrat went on Twitch Tuesday night to play Among Us, a sci-fi murder mystery game in the mold of “Clue,” where players try to determine who is an impostor.
The live video stream of her game peaked at 435,000 viewers, according to The Verge, making it one of the biggest streams ever. But Ocasio-Cortez’s viewership fell below the record of 600,000 who tuned in to watch the rapper Drake play Fortnite.
She was joined by Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, her teenage daughter Isra, and several big Twitch streamers. Omar’s profile image on the site is a piece of fan art showing her as a pilot in the popular Gundam anime franchise.
@AOCUS House candidate, NY-14
Join me, @pokimanelol, @hasanthehun, & more on Twitch TONIGHT as we help folks make a voting plan at https://iwillvote.com and officially declare orange sus on Among Us
Tune in 9pm tonight at https://twitch.com/aocNowThis
@nowthisnewsRep. @AOC is going to play ‘Among Us’ live on Twitch to encourage voting https://go.nowth.is/3jhrmhC
10:46 PM · Oct 20, 2020
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