1.) On the books here in the Palmetto state -- "It is unlawful to sell alcoholic liquors on Sunday except as authorized by law, on statewide election days, or during periods proclaimed by the Governor in the interest of law and order or public morals and decorum." As much as this election season has made you want to drink, alcohol can’t be sold today. South Carolina and Kentucky are the 2 states in the nation that ban alcohol sales on Election Day. Breaking that law is a misdemeanor offense, with a first conviction carrying up to a fine of $200 or 60 days imprisonment.
2.) Smart people drink more booze - that’s what a new study from the National Child Development Study in the United Kingdom has concluded. But the conclusion is NOT that booze-drinking children are smarter. The research shows a clear association between childhood intelligence, measured prior to age 16, and the frequency of alcohol consumption in a persons 20s, 30s and 40s. Very bright British and American children grow up to consume alcohol in much greater amounts and frequency than their less intelligent classmates.
3.) It’s expected that about 60% of eligible votes will go to the polls today, which will be considered a big turnout here in the United States. However, that’s very low in comparison to the rest of the free world. In fact, out of 169 countries which hold free elections, the U.S. ranks 120th in voter turn-out. Experts cite two reasons – one, we have elections much more often than other countries. And, unlike Australia and Argentina, where there are mandatory voting regulations, there are no fines in our country for not voting.