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Starbucks was one of several retailers that promised to give free product – in its case, coffee – to people who came in yesterday wearing stickers certifying that they had voted. But when Washington State officials told the company that this actually was illegal because it was tantamount to paying people to vote, Starbucks changed its strategy…and gave away a free tall coffee to anyone that wanted one.
KC's View:
Which somehow must be a win for democracy. Though I can't figure out how.