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Porn Site Offers Tits for Votes in Clever Marketing Gimmick—Thanks, First Amendment!

Monday, November 7, 2016 14:55
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"https://d1jn4vzj53eli5.cloudfront.net/mc/2016_11/camvote.jpg?h=450&w=300"
title="||| @CamSoda/Twitter" width="300" style=
"float: right;" />The folks behind adult-webcam site CamSoda are
allegedly so worried about low voter-turnout Tuesday that "nofollow" href=
"http://freedombunker.com//feed/https://www.camsoda.com/labs/camsoda-vote/"
target="_blank">they’re offering free CamSoda credits to those who
vote
. “To encourage people to go to the polls and vote, we are
offering everyone who casts a ballot 500 tokens (a $50 value) to
spend on our site,” the site announced, adding that the deal
applies whether a person votes for “Trump, Clinton or even Ken
Bone.”

And, thus, CamSoda joins the mewling chorus of companies
praising casting a ballot for its own sake. This morning alone, I
encountered get-out-the-vote messages in my apartment-building
elevator, upon checking my email, and then upon checking
Facebook.

But while this fetishistic mass devotion to voting qua voting is
annoying, there’s something to celebrate in CamSoda’s
election-themed marketing gimmick. In order to get the CamSoda
tokens, voters must take a picture of themselves at the polling
booth and post it to social media with the hashtag
#CamSodaVotes.

In recent years, "http://bigstory.ap.org/article/04c313da0672422ba28bb57c4e4a7ca0/ballot-selfies-look-where-they-are-allowed-or-not"
target="_blank">laws banning “ballot selfies”
have passed in
some states, including Tennessee—which is what prompted media
hand-wringing recently when "http://reason.com/blog/2016/10/25/another-election-another-round-of-absurd"
target="_blank">Justin Timberlake posted an Instagram photo of
himself voting
. Courts have returned mixed verdicts about the
constitutionality of such laws, with a federal judge in "nofollow" href=
"http://gothamist.com/2016/11/03/nyc_ballot_selfies.php" target=
"_blank">New York recently upholding the state’s ban
on posting
photos of one’s completed election ballot. But for the most part,
judges have been treating these laws like what they are:
unconstitutional restrictions on free speech.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello "nofollow" href=
"http://www.summitdaily.com/news/judge-allows-colorado-voters-to-post-ballot-selfies-online/"
target="_blank">held that Colorado can’t
prosecute residents
for sharing images of filled-out election ballots on social media.
And in late October, a federal "http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/24/federal-court-lifts-michigan-ban-selfies-ballots/92698010/"
target="_blank">judge in Michigan held
that the state’s
prohibition on ballot selfies violated the First Amendment. “The
Court agrees with the Plaintiff that the interests in the integrity
of the electoral process can be secured in a more reasonable manner
than the blanket prohibition on citizens’ photography,” it
ruled.

Last year, a new Indiana ban on ballot selfies was blocked by a
federal court, as was one in New Hampshire. And the New Hampshire
decision has already survived an appeal, with the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 1st Circuit in September upholding the lower
court’s ruling that ballot-selfie bans are unconstitutional.

Hence, because of the First Amendment, you can safely earn free
porn credits by posting your own voting-porn to social media.
Thanks, Founding Fathers!

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Source: http://freedombunker.com/2016/11/07/porn-site-offers-tits-for-votes-in-clever-marketing-gimmick-thanks-first-amendment/

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