More than 400,000 people tuned in to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Among Us Twitch stream last night, marking the platform's third largest audience for an individual Twitch stream. The New York representative, who played the wildly popular multiplayer game with Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar and several other notable gamers, used the livestream to also encourage young people to vote.
"Vote early," AOC said in between rounds of the game, per the Boston Globe. "Make sure you register to vote ... I'm so excited for this upcoming election. We can come together, and we can overcome the polls, get things back on track."
Beneath the video stream, the congresswoman included a helpful I Will Vote link to register to vote.
At one point, AOC compared the perils of the U.S. health care system to that of the United Kingdom with YouTuber Hbomberguy, who is from the U.K.
"You go to the doctor and then what happens? Do you just walk up and say, 'I need help'?" she asked.
He responded, "Yeah, essentially."
"How does that work?" she asked again. "I can't even imagine that interaction without a credit card or some sort of cash payment."
"You go to the doctor and you say, 'I have this problem,' and then they prescribe you the medicine," he answered. "And then you just go pick it up and that's it. And then you go home and you Google how much it would've cost in America. And that's how you get radicalized."
— Brennan Murphy (@brenonade) October 21, 2020
Below, a roundup of further memorable moments from AOC and Omar's Twitch stream.
— maia (@mxmtoon) October 21, 2020
i made an aoc among us fancam for the tl ✨✨ pic.twitter.com/yYbGr27RWa
— andrea ♡ (@TECHN0PAIN) October 21, 2020
AOC became the first US congresswoman to clutch a final three in Among Us pic.twitter.com/pJoi7MPBuv
— Tim Young (@shindags) October 21, 2020
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— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 21, 2020
CORPSE AOC AND JACK PALYING AMONG US TOGETHER RN WHAT UNIVERSE AM I IN pic.twitter.com/bQMp3a6Gfo
— boo! 🎃🕸🕷 (@hisoillugf) October 21, 2020
watching aoc play among us w isra and ilhan has given me enough serotonin for the next month pic.twitter.com/a8Njkmd18m
— chinmayee jeyapriya (@chinmayeejeya) October 21, 2020
My two boys watching @AOC & @IlhanMN on Twitch playing Among Us. They think this is the coolest thing ever & are trying to convince me to get with the program. https://t.co/4MssdBltWg pic.twitter.com/JOgBiur6P3
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 21, 2020
Watching AOC and Ilhan Omar play Among Us together to encourage people to vote has given me so much life, but THIS MOMENT: pic.twitter.com/w4B7DMuV63
— #BlackLivesMatter👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿 (@mistahhdj) October 21, 2020
It was so fun watching @AOC play Among Us with @pokimanelol and co. I could not stop laughing at this clip of AOC roasting the quality of the ship and then catching @IlhanMN 'venting' XD such a great stream! pic.twitter.com/SWW59AsQmq
— Clubby (@itsClubby) October 21, 2020
— lindsay (@levlinds) October 21, 2020
CORPSE just straight up shooting his shot on AOC lmao. i’m actually crying right now two of my favorite people in the whole world playing among us together @Corpse_Husband @AOC pic.twitter.com/Y7qAHgNuFI
— ella | BLM (@h03_b1d3n) October 21, 2020
What is happening on Twitch right now is incredible. @AOC + @IlhanMN are geniuses to embrace the culture and engage people where they are at. They got 360,000+ people watching them play Among Us, talking about voting + finding joy during these insane times. Brilliant! #VoteEarly pic.twitter.com/aXM1BHBt5O
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 21, 2020
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) October 21, 2020
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