Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just won a seat in the House of Representatives with 15,897 votes.
The 14th Congressional District (CD) of NY is so heavily democratic, that it is all but impossible for a republican to win. By winning the primary, Ocasio-Cortez has basically won a seat in the House, with only 15,897 votes! Let’s put that in context.
NY’s 14th CD has a population of 712,053. Of those people, there are 29% more Democrats than republicans meaning a Democrat will always win the general. With 15,897 votes, which equals only 2.2% of the population, Ocasio-Cortez has won a seat.
This is how obtainable office is. A young, first time office seeker just destroyed a career incumbent in a primary. Running on an unapologetic progressive platform of Medicare for all, federal jobs guarantee, rebuilding and supporting Puerto Rico, abolishing ICE, and cracking down on Wall Street criminals, she won the seat.
If you’re not registered Democrat, you wouldn’t be able to vote for her. You are resigning to let the party pick whichever hack kissed the most ass to be your representation. No more!