Doughnut Giveaway Gone Wrong

Are Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, and Ben and Jerry’s committing felonies by giving away free treats to voters? According to the state of Georgia, yes. Georgia Code states: “Any person who gives or receives, or offers to give or receive, or participates in the giving or receiving of money or gifts for the purpose of registering as a voter, voting, or voting for a particular candidate in any primary or election shall be guilty of a felony.” But fret not Georgian voters, you won’t be deprived of your freebies: The stores have found a simple way around the law—give free stuff to everyone and call it a customer appreciation day.