This story from five years ago seems like the right way to start off this blog. It’s got everything we love: beer, voting, violations of federal election law.
A Virginia Democratic organization appears to have violated federal election law by offering free beer to voters. The Arlington Young Democrats held a happy hour last week at which they offered “a free drink and some appetizers” to anyone who brought an “I Voted” stick to prove that he or she had voted early in Virginia, according to a flier.
The good news is there’s a loophole. There’s always a loophole. You just have to give the free beer to everybody — sticker or none. Ben & Jerry’s learned this lesson in 2008 when they were forced to extend their offer of free ice cream on election day to everybody. Democracy!
Source: Beer for votes? – POLITICO
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