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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is streaming Among Us on Twitch

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Update: Ocasio-Cortez kicked off her first livestream on Twitch today at 9 pm ET. At the time of writing, she has over 400,000 viewers, and is joined by Representative Ilhan Omar, Pokimane, HasanAbi, DisguisedToast, and others. The stream is embedded above.

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Original story: US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked earlier today if anyone on Twitter was interested in encouraging the public to vote by playing some Among Us on Twitch.

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Unsurprisingly, the request attracted a lot of replies, leading AOC to commit to teaming up with streamers Pokimane (opens in new tab) and HasanAbi. (opens in new tab) Just one problem: She didn't actually have a streaming rig. Time for a trip to the mall, I guess.

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It didn't take long for AOC to get a Twitch account going, though. She now has her own Twitch channel, complete with a purple checkmark, and in a span of minutes—literally—she has attracted more than 10 thousand followers. She hasn't started streaming yet, but at this pace she should be up and running and saying "pogchamp" in no time. 

We'll let you know when the stream begins.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.