It’s illegal to sell alcohol in South Carolina & Kentucky on election day

Wait, they vote for those people without being drunk? How embarrassing.


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Let’s say the 2012 campaign—the flood of attack ads, the torrent of junk mail, the mere trickle of inspiring proposals—has you reaching for an Election Day drink. Tough luck, voters in Kentucky and South Carolina: No booze for you!Eighty years after Prohibition’s repeal, those states are the only ones holding on to bans on serving alcohol in restaurants and bars or selling it in liquor stores on Election Day, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. DISCUS is, as you can guess, not a huge fan.

What do you think, is this a good way to ensure good government, or just more leftover American puritanism?

I’m gonna get get a drink while you decide.

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