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Victory!

No, not that race. Here in SC, the voters passed the "minibottle amendment" by a 59-41 margin. This removes a constitutional provision passed in 1972 which forced bars to serve liquor from minibottles, i.e. the type most folks find only on airplanes.

Fortunately, the state's minibottle distributor duopoly was not a strong enough interest group to keep the amendment off the ballot. Nor did they have much influence on the vote, though they tried, with lies and gibberish masquerading as campaign commercials.

I'm curious about the politics which got that crazy rule tacked onto the state constitution in the first place. Regardless, here a toast to the minibottle: Good riddance!