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Election day booze gets mixed reviews

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A change in state law that allows bars, restaurants and stores to sell and serve alcohol on Election Day drew mixed reaction from people in northern Indiana's Mishawaka.

David S. Smith, who was sipping a beer at a neighborhood tavern shortly after noon Tuesday, says he thinks it's fine to serve alcohol on primary election days but he doesn't think alcohol should be sold on the days of general elections.

Smith didn't intend to vote in the primary.

Donald Peppers did vote. And he says he doesn't see anything wrong with people drinking and then going to the polls.

But Mishawaka poll worker LeeRoy Elliott says changing the law was a "bad idea." He says "alcohol does mess up your judgment."

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