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Ocasio-Cortez says ‘expand the electorate’ strategy ‘only way we can win’

Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently explained how the far left can copy her strategy for success, and it has nothing to do with convincing voters to support her bright “new” ideas.

Essentially, the woman Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez calls the “future” of the party wants to create new voters who align with her “progressive” politics – the same strategy union bosses have promoted for years.

A moderator at a recent Democracy Now! event asked Ocasio-Cortez to lay out how she managed to unseat Joe Crowley, chair of the house Democratic Caucus, during the primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, and here’s what she had to say.

“I do think that the way we won in New York 14 is a model for how we can win almost anywhere,” the 28-year-old said, adding that she was aware the “New York political machine” was not on her side.

“I knew that if we were going to win the way that progressives win on an unapologetic message is by expanding the electorate. That’s the only way that we can win strategically. It’s not by rushing to the center, it’s not … spending all of our energy trying to win over people who have different opinions,” she said.

“It’s by expanding the electorate, speaking to those that feel disenchanted, dejected, cynical about our politics and letting them know that we’re fighting for them.”

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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