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Opening Arguments

Don't let friends drink and vote

"God, what a hangover. That's what I get for getting so smashed in the middle of the day. What did I do while I was under the influence? Go ahead and tell me, I can take it. Oh my God, no, tell me you're kidding! I voted for WHO?"

A change in state law that allows bars, restaurants and stores to sell and serve alcohol on Election Day drew mixed reaction from people in northern Indiana's Mishawaka.

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Donald Peppers did vote. And he says he doesn't see anything wrong with people drinking and then going to the polls.

But Mishawaka poll worker LeeRoy Elliott says changing the law was a "bad idea." He says "alcohol does mess up your judgment."

Now at least we'll have a better excuse for all those mistakes we make in the voting booth. "In vino veritas" goes only so far.


Wed, 05/05/2010 - 2:45pm

Given the voting patterns in northern Indiana, I would prefer a law requiring that any voter be legally intoxicated. At least the election results would be more interesting!
And we'd all have an excuse for a midday party. Who's with me?
Toga! Toga! Toga!

Lewis Allen
Wed, 05/05/2010 - 4:23pm

"In vino veritas", indeed. Geez, Leo, you've got me running to wikipedia now? Anyway, cheers to this change in the law. Now, if I could only convince some pol to buy my vote with booze..