AOC, Ilhan Omar draw 400,000 to Twitch stream to get out the vote
More than 430,000 people tuned in simultaneously to Twitch on Tuesday night to watch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) play a hit video game as part of an effort to promote voting.
Why it matters: The event brought in reportedly the third biggest audience ever for an individual Twitch stream, with Ocasio-Cortez playing Among Us joined by popular gamers as well as fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Between the lines: Twitch has become a major gathering place for the younger demographic. Ocasio-Cortez has previously sought to stop the military from recruiting on the Amazon-owned service.
Catch up quick: For those unfamiliar with Among Us, it's the latest hit multiplayer game, boosted in popularity by streamers and YouTube stars.
- And if you want to know how to take on Ocasio-Cortez (at least in video games), Omar posted the specs of the gaming system she used to take on her fellow Democrat.