With the number of candidates vying for socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional seat expanding, the radical congresswoman appears to be growing a wee bit worried.
So much so that during a kickoff event Saturday in Queens for her reelection bid, she reportedly urged roughly 100 or so people — it’s not clear whether they were mainly supporters or campaign workers — to push for a quadrupling in voter turnout this primary season.
“Last election cycle, in the primary as we know, the turnout was quite low … this year, we want to multiply turnout by four times. That’s our goal. We want to secure 60,000 votes in the primary election. We need to start creating a turnout machine right now,” she reportedly said.