AOC Calls on People to Vote While Twitch Streaming, Sets Twitter Abuzz

© AP Photo / Kathy WillensFILE - In this 19 January 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-New York) waves to the crowd after speaking at a Women's Unity Rally in Lower Manhattan.
FILE - In this 19 January 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-New York) waves to the crowd after speaking at a Women's Unity Rally in Lower Manhattan. - Sputnik International
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While some netizens went on to express their opinions about the stream itself, one person pointed out how Ocasio-Cortez's Wikipedia page apparently had “Twitch streamer” added to the congresswoman's list of occupations.

With the presidential election in the United States looming on the horizon, US Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apparently turned her attention to video games and Twitch streaming in a bid to get people to vote.

According to CNET, AOC's effort resulted in "the third highest viewed single stream in history" which peaked at some 439,000 views.

As Ocasio-Cortez streamed the online multiplayer game Among Us along with streamers Pokemane and Hasanabi, with her fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar eventually joining them, she repeatedly urged the audience to vote, with the media outlet noting that the stream was otherwise "light on politics".

While it probably remains to be seen exactly how effective AOC's appeal to voters was, the stream seems to have caused quite a bit of buzz on social media.

​Some netizens focused their attention on what was said and typed during the stream.

​There were also those who had some rather ambiguous things to say about Ocasio-Cortez's stunt.

​And at least one person pointed out how AOC's Wikipedia page apparently got edited, with “Twitch streamer” being added to her list of occupations.

The US presidential election is slated to be held on 3 November.

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