BY GEORGE DUMONTIER

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN

(Image Source:Inquisitr )

Want to toast to celebrate the election with a glass of champagne? Well, you’re out of luck in South Carolina and Kentucky. Wait, what? WZVN reports:

“Both states outlaw the selling of alcohol in restaurants and stores on Election Day. Consumerist.com says it’s a holdover from prohibition days when saloons doubled as polling stations.”

It’s been 79 years since the 21st amendment outlawed prohibition... but Kentucky and South Carolina are still going with the old-school tradition and not allowing a tipsy turnout.

 According to Inquisitr these states are quote “holding on to the regulations that were originally designed to curb the practice of buying votes with booze.”

Laws banning the distribution of alcohol were more common in the past. TIME magazine reports, a few states only recently allowed alcohol to flow freely on election days.

“Since 2008 five states with similar laws — Indiana, Delaware, Utah, Idaho and West Virginia — have lifted the bans”

One Kentucky legislator has taken five unsuccessful shots at lifting the ban. He argues the ban is outdated and expensive. The Lexington Herald-Ledger reports:

“The ban ... deprives Kentucky retail stores, bars and restaurants of more than $4.5 million in revenue each year”

 

There is no record of any attempt in South Carolina to lift the ban... so there still won’t be a stiff drink waiting at the end of the night for the winners... or the losers in the 2012 election.

No Election Day Booze in Ky., S.C.

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Nov 6, 2012

No Election Day Booze in Ky., S.C.

 

BY GEORGE DUMONTIER

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN

(Image Source:Inquisitr )

Want to toast to celebrate the election with a glass of champagne? Well, you’re out of luck in South Carolina and Kentucky. Wait, what? WZVN reports:

“Both states outlaw the selling of alcohol in restaurants and stores on Election Day. Consumerist.com says it’s a holdover from prohibition days when saloons doubled as polling stations.”

It’s been 79 years since the 21st amendment outlawed prohibition... but Kentucky and South Carolina are still going with the old-school tradition and not allowing a tipsy turnout.

 According to Inquisitr these states are quote “holding on to the regulations that were originally designed to curb the practice of buying votes with booze.”

Laws banning the distribution of alcohol were more common in the past. TIME magazine reports, a few states only recently allowed alcohol to flow freely on election days.

“Since 2008 five states with similar laws — Indiana, Delaware, Utah, Idaho and West Virginia — have lifted the bans”

One Kentucky legislator has taken five unsuccessful shots at lifting the ban. He argues the ban is outdated and expensive. The Lexington Herald-Ledger reports:

“The ban ... deprives Kentucky retail stores, bars and restaurants of more than $4.5 million in revenue each year”

 

There is no record of any attempt in South Carolina to lift the ban... so there still won’t be a stiff drink waiting at the end of the night for the winners... or the losers in the 2012 election.

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