Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) faced technical difficulties during his Tuesday presidential campaign launch on Twitter Spaces chat. The chat suffered a late start, poor audio quality, and two separate Spaces chats, among other issues. Although more than 500,000 Twitter users were waiting for DeSantis in the first Spaces chat, more than half of those users did not reach the second chat, where DeSantis launched his campaign. Under 200,000 Twitter users were in the second Spaces chat when DeSantis started his announcement. Ultimately, more than 300,000 Twitter users joined Space, where DeSantis launched his campaign. [tweet_embed]May 25, 2023[/tweet_embed] Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter to boast that she drew more viewers streaming a video game than DeSantis did for his presidential campaign launch. “We had more people join when I played Among Us,” Ocasio-Cortez said in response to a tweet by NBC’s Ben Collins. During her October 2020 Twitch Stream, Ocasio-Cortez drew a concurrent viewership 435,000 at the stream’s peak. Trump spokesman Steven Cheung shared a screenshot of the Spaces when 303,000 users were listening and noted, "More people watch CNN than DeSantis’ Twitter Space.” David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur, had claimed that DeSantis’s Twitter Space was the largest group that “has ever met online,” but Collins disputed this claim. “David Sacks just ludicrously made up that Ron DeSantis’ Twitter space was the largest group that ‘has ever met online.’ There are 100,000 people in this thing,” Collins tweeted. [tweet_embed]May 25, 2023[/tweet_embed] Despite the technical difficulties, DeSantis’s campaign launch on Twitter Spaces still attracted a significant number of users. However, Ocasio-Cortez’s streaming of herself playing video games on Twitch drew more viewers than DeSantis’s campaign launch.