Voting Could Get You Free Food

A corporation is offering to pay for your vote. It's not really a scandal. Krispy Kreme isn't asking how you voted. Employees just want to see your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day. Voters get a free star-shaped doughnut. Ben and Jerry's wanted to do something similar. But the company says some state laws may prohibit it. So it's giving free scoops of ice cream to everybody, regardless of whether they voted.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with an election scandal. A corporation is offering to pay for your vote. OK. It's not really a scandal. Krispy Kreme is not asking how you voted. They just want to see your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day. Voters get a free red, white, blue star-shaped doughnut. Ben and Jerry's wanted to do something similar but says some state laws may prohibit it. So, Ben and Jerry's is giving free scoops of ice cream to everybody whether they voted or not. It's Morning Edition.

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