By Bob Weaver

West Virginia's founding fathers had problems with liquor being sold on election day, with drunkenness causing lots of fighting and deaths when folks congregated at the polling place.

Not to be held back by the power of booze, politicians just stocked up the day before to hand booze out for voting favors.

The long-time law has been changed.

Starting last year retail liquor sales are legal, after a change was made by the WV Legislature.

The Secretary of State's Office estimated that a special U.S. Senate election cost liquor retailers an estimated $1 million in lost sales.

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