Kentucky, SC: No Booze Sales Tomorrow

Prohibition-era relic lives on

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 5, 2012 10:46 AM CST

(Newser) – Residents of South Carolina and Kentucky who want to toast the winning candidate—or drown their sorrows—tomorrow had better buy that booze today. Yahoo reports on a quirky holdover from Prohibition days: Laws in both states bar the sale of alcohol on Election Day. The bans herald back to a time when saloons doubled as polling stations, and were attempts to prevent people from trading their vote for a drink. Those two states were until recently in good company: Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Utah, and West Virginia have rolled back similar laws in the last four years.

Want a shot of tequila tomorrow? Better buy a bottle today if you live in Kentucky or South Carolina.
Want a shot of tequila tomorrow? Better buy a bottle today if you live in Kentucky or South Carolina.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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