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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez changes campaign bio after truth is revealed about where she grew up


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-declared “democratic-socialist” from the Bronx, is accused of changing her biography on her campaign website days after she was criticized for misleading voters about where she grew up.

Ocasio-Cortez received national acclaim after she defeated 10-term congressman Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the New York Democratic primary last month. She will be running as the Democratic candidate for New York’s 14th congressional district this November and is almost guaranteed to win.

What are the details?

As the Journal News noted, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign biography originally stated: “She ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40-minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx.”

However, the sentence was rather misleading. It was later revealed that Ocasio-Cortez’s “girl from the Bronx” moniker was dishonest because her family moved away from New York City when she was 5 years old. They moved about an hour north to the ritzy suburb of Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S.

The website biography has since been updated, but it still doesn’t explicitly state that Ocasio-Cortez’s move to Westchester County was permanent.


"I was born a poor socialist child..."

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