Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Twitter that should would be playing 'Among Us' on Twitch to encourage viewers to get out and vote on Election Day on November 3rd.
Other political representatives like Ilhan Omar joined AOC, along with a few well-known Twitch streamers, including Toast and Septiceye. The stream brought in over 700,000 viewers, who watched as AOC learned how to play the game while she provided them with useful information regarding how they could cast their ballots.
By taking to Twitch, AOC successfully connected with a younger demographic of gamers who play the popular game. As young voters tend to have a lower turn out at the polls compared to older demographics, AOC's creative form of engagement helps to increase their participation and educate them on how they can exercise their democratic rights.
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