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Bar’s get-out-the-vote move backfires

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a downtown Grand Forks bar’s promotion of rewarding voters with a free beer. The investigation includes the involvement of Tyrone Grandstrand, a candidate for Grand Forks mayor in the June 12 election. The promotion by Gilly’s Bar and Grill, a popular bar for young adults, awarded customers with a free drink if they displayed an “I voted” sticker. On Friday, Gilly’s provided bus transportation from the UND campus to the county office building downtown, where absentee voting is available. Continue Reading

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