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U.S. attorney warns eateries: no freebies for voters

November 6, 2012 |  4:49 pm

This being election day, the U.S. attorney in San Diego has issued the standard warning: federal law prohibits giving free or reduced-price food to voters.

Several San Diego dining establishments had promised food to anyone showing an  "I Voted" sticker, with no  requirement that the voter have voted for a specific candidate or measure.

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"Businesses should not offer free or discounted food, drink or services in exchange for voting," according to the U.S. attorney.

Local restaurants had offered voters tacos, sandwiches, onion rings, sushi or a pint of beer.


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