ALLEGED: TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL SALES CAUGHT IN LIES!

2 Apr

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ANTI-ALCOHOL PAC, TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL SALES (TAAS) ALLEGDLY  SPREADING LIES AND USING SCARE TACTICS

During Lubbock’s First News this morning I received a press release from a source close to Lubbock County Wins claiming TAAS is using scare tactics and lies while calling people in Lubbock regarding the upcoming alcohol election. Here is a portion of that release and be sure to stay tuned to 790 KFYO for the latest. We will also be talking about this on Friday’s LFN.

Information left on the answer machines by TAAS representatives’ states that the upcoming alcohol election will allow “packaged liquor sales in our drug stores and grocery stores”.  A simple check of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission website will confirm that nowhere in Texas is it legal to purchase liquor in drug stores or grocery stores. That hasn’t stopped the Truth About Alcohol Sales committee. One of our supporters recorded this call from a TAAS representative.

“I’m with the TAAS PAC, and we are canvassing to see about the upcoming election for putting package liquor in our drug stores, our grocery stores, etc.  If that election were tomorrow would you vote against putting these package liquor goods in our grocery stores and where it can be equally picked up by children, or adults, or young adults and uh, or would you be for putting it in there. But I can’t get an answer on the phone. Thank you, we will call again later.”

Not only is this information inaccurate, but making this statement may be against the law.  Texas Election Code Sec. 501.029 states it is a Class B Misdemeanor offense to “misrepresent the purpose or the effect of the petition”.  Neither the purpose nor the effect of the petitions signed, and the elections called, by Lubbock County voters will result in liquor sales in grocery or drug stores.

KFYO’s Rex Andrew is following this story and will have more during KFYO News and online at kfyo.com




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