Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her debut on streaming platform Twitch earlier this week, close to 440,000 tuned into her livestream, making her one of Twitch’s most streamed celebs.
Ocasio-Cortez logged in to play Among Us, a recently viral game with Mafia-like mechanics.
“I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun,” she said. The Democratic congresswoman took part in the livestream to encourage viewers to vote, directing them to IWillVote.com. “That’s really what tonight’s all about, and of course we are here to vote blue,” she said.
According to a Twitch spokesperson, at its peak, Ocasio-Cortez’s stream pulled in 435,000 concurrent viewers, making the broadcast among the 20 biggest streams ever on the website.
On Thursday night, Ocasio-Cortez was glued to the final presidential debate (like much of the nation) and took except to President Trump name-dropping her to stick it to Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.
“You know who developed it? AOC plus three,” Trump said. “They know nothing about the climate. I mean she’s got a good line of stuff but she knows nothing about the climate, and they’re all hopping through hoops for AOC plus three. Not a real plan, it costs 100 trillion dollars.”
AOC responded to the president via Twitter: “It’s actually AOC plus 115 because that’s how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history,” she wrote.
The Democrats are not the only political party using the platform to lure young voters. Trump’s Twitch account has 143,000 followers and is used to stream his rallies and other GOP campaign events.