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Starbucks gives away free coffee on election day


November 5, 2008
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starbucksNovember 5, 2008 – In the spirit of election day several
fast food chains and coffee shops gave away free food and drinks if you
voted. If you went to Starbucks on election day and voted you may have
been lucky and got a free cup of coffee.

In the spirit of election day several
fast food chains and coffee shops gave away free food and drinks if you
voted. If you went to Starbucks on election day and voted you may have
been lucky and got a free cup of coffee.

Starbucks planned to
give away a free 12 oz drip coffee to anyone who voted regardless of
what candidate they chose. It turns out that giveaways to voters could
violate election laws in some states that prohibit gifts for voters
including Washington State. 

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The Secretary of State, Sam Reed's Office says he wishes hypercaffeinated Washington voters a double-tall happy election day. sbcoffeecup

"If
starbucks which is one of the most popular places in the country can
get people to vote then it's great. I wouldn't be offended if they
asked me if I voted. I think it would be offensive if they said did you
vote for a certain person. If they gave coffee for voting for one
person it would be completely out of bounds but to ask you to vote for
someone is not offensive," said Erika Bonneau, who voted for Obama.

Other
companies are giving away goodies. Ben and Jerry's gave free scoops of
ice cream and Krispy Kreme is giving away star-shaped donuts.