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(News 10 ABC Sacramento)   Starbucks behind bars: Election day freebees are illegal   (news10.net) divider line 88
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2008-11-03 06:55:24 PM
Maybe. Starbucks doesn't actually require proof that you voted -- you just need to "say" you voted. That seems good enough to hold up in court to me.
 
2008-11-03 07:01:13 PM
Larry Mahnken: Maybe. Starbucks doesn't actually require proof that you voted -- you just need to "say" you voted. That seems good enough to hold up in court to me.

Other offers for free stuff on election usually require you to show your "I voted today" sticker. I'm not sure how official that is, but it's something.
 
2008-11-03 07:05:10 PM
Why would that be illegal? Starbucks isn't asking you WHO you voted for, just that you voted. Yeesh.
 
2008-11-03 07:31:49 PM
Lando Lincoln: Why would that be illegal? Starbucks isn't asking you WHO you voted for, just that you voted. Yeesh.

Because the law says that you can't offer any incentive to vote.
 
2008-11-03 07:46:59 PM
Hmmmm.....what about this: "Bring your voter stub, "I Voted" sticker or just your word of honor in Babeland in NYC or Seattle and they'll give you a free Silver Bullet vibrator or Maverick penis sleeve"
Link (new window)
 
2008-11-03 07:49:39 PM
I VOTED!
(and all I got was this shiatty cup of coffee.)
 
2008-11-03 07:50:24 PM
We need to compile a list of all the major chains giving away free stuff tomorrow to those who vote.
 
2008-11-03 07:51:05 PM
God Damn It! That's just going to be reflected in the price of coffee of people who didn't vote that day!
 
2008-11-03 07:51:28 PM
SHHHH... Please, then, nobody mention free election day ice cream at Ben & Jerry's...
 
2008-11-03 07:51:40 PM
You think that the government would be worried about election irregularities instead of folks getting a free latte.

Jeebus

How come Tim Hortons didn't do the same for us during our election on Oct 14?
 
2008-11-03 07:51:42 PM
Everyone knows, America Runs on Dunkins'.
 
2008-11-03 07:52:10 PM
I think it's illegal if they were to say: "Vote for {party of starbucks choice}, and get a free _____."
 
2008-11-03 07:52:46 PM
I wondered about this, but I was also hoping for a free Starbucks and some free Ben and Jerry's.

//Already voted.
//Call your state rep and tell them to implement 100% vote by mail!!!!!
 
2008-11-03 07:53:07 PM
Starbuck was behind bars in that one episode where he was framed for murder in their basketball/wrestling sport.
 
2008-11-03 07:53:35 PM
I wish the bars gave free drinks instead.
 
2008-11-03 07:53:48 PM
Wait... Isn't promising to lower your taxes offering an incentive to vote?
 
2008-11-03 07:54:19 PM
Damn it! I was so hoping for some free schwag for doing my civic duty!

/The candidates should be incentive enough to vote.
//Err, nevermind.
 
2008-11-03 07:54:31 PM
Old enough to know better: I VOTED!
(and all I got was this shiatty cup of coffee.)


Agree!

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2008-11-03 07:55:10 PM
Actually, this makes perfect sense. If Starbucks is appealing to its usual customers, those latte-sipping elites, to vote, then it could result in more turnout for that one guy. All those people who don't drink their over-priced milk+sugar fests won't be pushed to vote, thus making the effects of the promotion on turnout actually quite partisan.

/requisite tin foil hat is ON
//am a latte-sipping wannabe-elite, supporting that one.
 
2008-11-03 07:58:32 PM
Asinine tag broken?
 
2008-11-03 07:59:25 PM
I don't have time for a handjob.
 
2008-11-03 07:59:58 PM
So I guess my plan to stand outside the polling place with a tray full of shots to share with voters is right out then?
 
2008-11-03 08:02:53 PM
If the reason anyone is voting is a free cup of crappy coffee, I have little hope for this country.
 
2008-11-03 08:04:16 PM
So? Charge a penny.
 
2008-11-03 08:04:46 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance: I don't have time for a handjob.

Then you certainly don't have time for a full body latte.
 
2008-11-03 08:04:58 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance: I don't have time for a handjob.

Teh Ghey.
 
2008-11-03 08:06:02 PM
I work at Starbucks. We're giving away free tall coffees to anyone who asks. It's supposed to be for people who voted, but it's based on the honor system. We won't turn anyone down, even people who are clearly too young to vote.

/and yes, I am getting a kick out of these replies
 
2008-11-03 08:07:33 PM
TheOnion: Because the law says that you can't offer any incentive to vote.

Aha! I was asking about this in the free sex toys thread today and nobody really knew.
 
2008-11-03 08:08:08 PM
Heist: I work at Starbucks. We're giving away free tall coffees to anyone who asks. It's supposed to be for people who voted, but it's based on the honor system. We won't turn anyone down, even people who are clearly too young to vote.

/and yes, I am getting a kick out of these replies


Can someone in Canada get a free coffee?

/hey, why not?
 
2008-11-03 08:11:24 PM
There is ALWAYS time for a handjob.

Why, is the Californian Association of Strippers and Hookers giving away freebees too?
 
2008-11-03 08:14:40 PM
Isn't the "I voted" sticker then also an illegal incentive?
 
2008-11-03 08:15:29 PM
So remember, kids: It's OK for the guy to say, "Vote for me and I will cut your taxes," but it's NOT OK to give someone a $1.85 cup of coffee for voting for anybody.

Yup, makes perfect sense.
 
2008-11-03 08:15:34 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: So I guess my plan to stand outside the polling place with a tray full of shots to share with voters is right out then?

But it would probably get a greenlight on fark, so you'd have that to look forward to......
 
2008-11-03 08:18:00 PM
theoneontheleft: There is ALWAYS time for a handjob.

Why, is the Californian Association of Strippers and Hookers giving away freebees too?


Watch a movie.
 
2008-11-03 08:22:09 PM
The local buses here are free if you vote
(only on election day, of course)
 
2008-11-03 08:31:29 PM
FrancoFile: Starbuck was behind bars in that one episode where he was framed for murder in their basketball/wrestling sport.

ding ding!


/and he was on A-Team
 
2008-11-03 08:36:05 PM
Alexander said offering incentives to vote is actually against state and federal law.

Huh. So every one of those "reasons to get out and vote..." campaigns are illegal?

Good to know. Apparently the Fark Independants were not only right, they're the only ones obeying Federal Law!
 
2008-11-03 08:40:13 PM
Their coffee sucks, but their apple pie is ... Passable.
 
2008-11-03 08:41:13 PM
It's this kind of crap why I will never live California and I'm a wanna be communist hippie!
 
2008-11-03 08:45:52 PM
I guess Starbucks' General Counsel had better things to do when this contest was devised?
 
2008-11-03 08:46:37 PM
I can just see the Republican Party suing to have California's electoral votes disqualified based on this....

The only solution is to get a friend to film you going into Starbucks on election day and saying "I didn't vote. Now, where's my free cuppa coffee?" If they give you one, then the law doesn't apply (because it's not conditional upon voting).

/You're welcome
 
2008-11-03 08:47:09 PM
People actually want Starbucks Coffee still? I used to go there for the redheads and art students, not the coffee.
 
2008-11-03 08:51:23 PM
logophile: Sharkface217: We need to compile a list of all the major chains giving away free stuff tomorrow to those who vote.

i'm here for you, for free (new window)


ok, that article wasn't helpful at all. let me try again:

1. starbucks free coffee
2. krispy creme free doughnut
 
2008-11-03 08:51:34 PM
Are they so hard-pressed for reporters in CA that they're hiring Highschoolers to write articles?
 
2008-11-03 08:52:32 PM
also: giving stuff away for voting = legal.
 
2008-11-03 08:53:09 PM
logophile: logophile: Sharkface217: We need to compile a list of all the major chains giving away free stuff tomorrow to those who vote.

i'm here for you, for free (new window)

ok, that article wasn't helpful at all. let me try again:

1. starbucks free coffee
2. krispy creme free doughnut


ok, this one's much more helpful
buzzfeed (new window)
 
2008-11-03 08:55:27 PM
Many local bars will be giving out a round of beer for voting.
 
2008-11-03 08:56:15 PM
I saw ads in this weeks onion for probably a dozen local bars offering a free pint w/ an "I Voted" sticker. Yeah, i know what im doing tomorrow night.
 
2008-11-03 08:57:44 PM
As someone mentioned above, Seattle is giving away all sorts of freebies. I plan on voting then going to get my free coffee, Krispy Kreme, Ben and Jerry's scoop of ice cream, and Babeland vibrator. Best election day EVAR!
 
2008-11-03 08:58:43 PM
logophile: 1. starbucks free coffee
2. krispy creme free doughnut


Leech.

Newsletter, please.
 
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