Red, White and Booze!

Apparently there's some confusion over whether you can buy alcohol on Election Day.

Some North Texans report being told they couldn't buy alcohol or drink liquor with lunch on Election Day.

A call in to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission dispels the myth.

No. 21 on the list of the TABC's frequently asked questions states "there are no laws against selling alcohol on Election Day."

The TABC reports it has gotten a lot of inquiries about alcohol on Election Day.

One note, seven states (Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Alaska Massachusetts, Utah, and West Virginia) still force Prohibition-era bans on Election Day alcohol sales.

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. reports "Blue Laws" date back to the 1930's and made it illegal to sell alcohol on certain important religious or political days.

The reason for the law 70 years ago was to protect the integrity of the voting process in a time when many saloons also served as polling places.

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