Is Free Coffee Against the Law?

Clips, Reporting, Slate

This is an Explainer piece I worked on as part of the 2008 Election coverage:

Starbucks announced Saturday that stores would be offering a free “tall” coffee to anyone who voted today; Krispy Kreme promised a doughnut with red, white, and blue sprinkles. USA Today compiled a cheat sheet keeping track of other swag offers on Election Day, including chicken, beer, and sex toys. Wait a second, isn’t this voter bribery illegal?

Read the full post on slate.com

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