Politicians Playing Video Games to Promote Voting

Nearly 700,000 people tuned in to watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar play video games on Twitch.

On Tuesday night, the New York Congresswomen played the hit game Among Us alongside fellow Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Twitch celebrities like Pokimane and Jacksepticeye.

Before the gaming got underway, AOC said “We are here to vote blue” and told her viewers “Let’s make sure we change this country”. While Twitch is new territory for politicians, an estimated 40 million Americans watch the streaming platform every month.