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Free Starbucks Coffee for All on Tuesday

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A controversy was brewing between Starbucks and the Secretary of State's office, but we all get a free cup of coffee out of it on Tuesday!

Starbucks wanted to give free coffee to voters Tuesday, but a David Ammons, Communication Director for the Secretary of State, says that's against the law. He explains, "Unfortunately it's against federal law, it turns out.  So we contacted Starbucks corporation, obviously a wonderful Washington company, but we had to tell them gently that, 'Hey, this is against federal law.'"

The federal statute prohibits giving away any freebies or paying someone to vote, or not to vote.  So, in order to comply with the law, Starbucks agreed to give a free tall brewed coffee to anyone who asks tomorrow.