Update: Shortly after announcing her interest in playing Among Us with streamers on Twitch, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced she was setting up her channel. It’s not clear when she will go live with the game, but if you’re interesting in tuning in, you can follow her on Twitch.
According to her original tweets, Ocasio-Cortez has expressed an interest in using the live stream to encourage more people to vote.
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to play Among Us on Twitch to help get people to vote. The New York Representative hasn’t played before, but streamers are already champing at the chance to get her on their stream.
Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020
She sent out a follow-up tweet asking for recommendations on who she should play with on Monday. It’s a good strategy as nearly 400,000 people are watching streamers play Among Us on Twitch right now. Early voting is happening right now, too.
The United States has been setting records for voter turnout in 2020. More than 29 million people had voted by October 19, up from the 6 million that voted by this point in the 2016 election. It never hurts to get more people to vote, though.
Among Us is just the game to spread the word with, too. It’s been getting more and more popular over the past few months. It broke more than 4 billion views on YouTube in September and has more than 300,000 people playing on Steam right now. It helps that you can murder Toad in the murder mystery simulator (with special character mods), too.
Other groups have started to take advantage of games to get the vote out. More Than A Vote, a voting rights group, is releasing content about the importance of voting on 2KTV, the in-game NBA 2K show. We’re bound to see more as the election date grows closer.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez made waves in the game industry earlier this year when she tried to stop the US military from recruiting through platforms like Twitch. The measure she proposed was voted down in August. We don’t know when she’ll be hopping on Twitch to finish tasks, but we’ll update you once we do know.
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