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California Tortilla Makes the Same Mistake as the Young Dems?

Last week we told you about a seemingly innocuous event held by the Arlington Young Democrats: a happy hour to give free beer to anyone who showed up at a bar with a sticker indicating they voted absentee.

As Politico reported, however, such giveaways are illegal under federal election law. Starbucks has also learned that lesson.

But apparently nobody told local burrito chain California Tortilla. The company, which has a store in Courthouse, is offering a free taco to anyone who shows up with an “I Voted” sticker.

How long until the feds politely shut it down? Or, at least, force California Tortilla to give away tacos to everyone?

Update at 9:20 a.m. — As a commenter points out, the giveaway may be legal, after all. If you simply scream “I love election day” you qualify for a free taco, according to the California Tortilla website. Any federal election lawyers want to weigh in?

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