Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If 7-Eleven has anything to say about it, Dallas goes to Obama
Fine print: 7-Eleven does not really have all that much to do with it.
DALLAS Election Day is here! Many have already voted, while others are waiting to “make it official” on Tuesday. Then there are those that are currently flooding our Facebook timelines with photos, videos, and news stories to try to sway us their way. God bless ‘em. Isn’t Democracy the best?
If you were thinking “Duh, Dallas is so conservative, of course Romney will win,” well, here’s some surprising news for you: He is not winning in Dallas -- according to a 7-Eleven promotion, that is. (We know, this really doesn’t mean much concerning the actual election.)
So how does the 7-Eleven election promotion work? Easy: You go to 7-Eleven, choose which cup you want for your coffee, and that’s pretty much it. If you like Obama, or the color blue for that matter, you get the blue cup and that’s how your vote is counted. Same with Romney and the red coffee cups.
Romney and the red coffee cups are not only down in Dallas with 36% against Obama’s 64%, but in Texas as a whole, Romney has 43% against Obama’s 57%. The results are live, so they will most likely vary. You can get the latest results on 7-Eleven′s site here.
A few things we could loosely assume from this:
Obama’s supporters prefer 7-Eleven coffee, while Romney’s supporters are at Starbucks or some posh coffee shop.
7-Eleven customers prefer blue over red, because blue is obviously a much better color.
Polling based on colored cups is simply ridiculous.
The real results should hopefully come around some time Tuesday evening.