SEATTLE — Seattle-based Starbucks is making fast changes — after being accused of breaking the law with an offer to voters.
Prior to Monday afternoon, Starbucks was promoting an ad that said anyone who says enters a Starbucks on Election Day and says that they voted would get a free cup of tall coffee.
Election officials for the state of Washington told KIRO 7 that rewarding voters with free coffee is illegal.
“No good deed goes unpunished,” said Nick Handy, director of elections.
Am I the only one frightened by the idea of someone voting just to get a free cup of burnt coffee? What’s the chance that someone voting for the coffee would be able to make an informed choice? “You know, I wasn’t going to vote, but now that I can get some cheap, overpriced coffee for free, I’m all in!”
I’m glad there’s a law preventing stuff like this.
But I’m still going to take advantage of the free coffee tonight.
Addendum: Does Nick Handy have a brother Jack?