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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Monday, November 01, 2004

    Fun with foodstuffs 

    So we've got the Redskins theory, the Dow Jones theory and Bobblehead doll theory of predicting a presidential winner. You can now add to that the 7-Eleven coffee theory.

    The chain is offering voters a chance to register their presidential preference by offering them a choice of to-go coffee cups: George W. Bush or John Kerry.

    "The election's in your hands. Cast your "vote" for Bush, Kerry or an independent with every cup of freshly brewed coffee you buy at 7-Eleven. Final poll results to be posted on November 2, 2004, " the promotion reads. (It also notes this isn't a scientific poll for those who may have been wondering)

    As of Oct. 29, Bush cups were outselling Kerry cups 51 percent to 49 percent -- but it ain't over till it's over, after all.

    You doubting Thomas' should note: during California's infamous gubernatorial recall election, Taco Bell ran a similar promotion where Golden State residents could register their electoral preference by ordering tacos, chalupas or grilled, stuffed burritos. The winner in a landslide: none other than Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger.

    posted by Lori Aratani at 2:19 PM



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