Many of the voters looked to the canvassers like stereotypical Bernie supporters -- young people who might have supported Senator Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign.  These types of voters, galvanized by a popular presidential candidate or a certain ideology, might not be expected to turn out for a typical midterm primary. They're what's known in political circles as "drop-off voters." But the Ocasio-Cortez campaign's pivotal insight was that enough of them lived in the district to help carry her to victory if they were found and motivated to vote.


This portrait of a diverse electorate lifting Ocasio-Cortez to victory contrasts starkly with the prevalent media narrative, which attributes Ocasio-Cortez's win to demographic factors alone.

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