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Members of the Young Democrats celebrate after multiple news networks announce President Barack Obama’s re-election during an election watch party Tuesday night at Seven47 on Campus Corner.
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ELECTORAL VOTES AS OF PRESS TIME
Students gathered across campus Tuesday night to watch as the votes were tallied to decided the next president of the United States. Students whooped and cheered throughout the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium when CNN projected the re-election of President Barack Obama. UOSA’s election watch party brought 40 to 50 students filtering in and out of the auditorium throughout the night. The event featured discussion, presidential trivia and an Electoral College prediction. Although UOSA representatives had hoped for more attendance, event coordinator Laura Shapino said she realized students came and went as much as their studying schedules would allow. Shapino said various other watch par- MORE INSIDE ties on campus also Opinion: Even probably contributed as you celebrate to the low turnout. or morn Obama’s Ultimately, UOSA’s victory, you must continue to call goal was to create a fun out his failures. and relaxing environ- (Page 4) ment for students to watch the election and spend time with friends — which she felt it achieved. This watch party marks the last event in the OU Votes campaign, Shapino said. She has been satisfied with the amount of political discussion UOSA has helped foster on campus, she said. Students of all affiliations attended the event. University College freshman Cassidy Quenten was one of those students. She said she voted for Obama out of fear of losing her financial aid under a Romney administration. University College freshman Lindsey Weiss also attended UOSA’s watch party. Weiss said although she is socially liberal, she voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney because she is fiscally conservative and agrees with his economic policy. Weiss said she believes social issues should be handled on a state level. Nearly 50 people filled the Cate Center’s social lounge at 8 p.m. for SEE REACTION PAGE 2
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Paula Roberts edges out GOP incumbent Education will be an initial focus, Democrat says BROOKE HANKINSON Campus Reporter
In a tight race, Democratic candidate Paula Roberts beat Republican incumbent Aaron Stiles in the race for District 45’s seat in the Oklahoma Senate. District 45 covers the area around Lake Thunderbird. The patio at Sooner Legends erupted into applause and started to chant “Paula! Paula! Paula!” when Roberts’ victory was announced at her watch party. After hugging her daughter, who had quit her job with the show “Desperate
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Housewives” to help her campaign, a tear y-eyed Roberts gave her victory speech. “I can’t believe I beat a Republican,” Roberts said. “I appreciate you guys, you guys made this happen.” Stiles lost in the 2008 general election, but won by 500 votes out of 12,000 cast in 2010 . Stiles served in the government modernization, judiciary and veteran and military affairs committees in the House during his time in office. Roberts said one of her first efforts will be to use her experience as a classroom teacher to promote all levels of education in Oklahoma, according to her website.
“I can’t believe I beat a Republican. I appreciate you guys, you guys made this happen.” PAULA ROBERTS, STATE SENATOR-ELECT
The Democrat taught business law and management at Norman High School before running for the District 45 seat. Roberts met many of her supporters through the educational system, and some of them have known Roberts for more than 30 years. Upon Roberts’ arrival, everyone at the watch party gave her a standing ovation
and shook her hand. While the results came in, Roberts nervously paced and bit her nails while taking the time to shake hands and talk with supporters. Sally Phillips, counselor at Southmoore High School, said Roberts is dedicated and in touch with people in the community. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Roberts won in a state that typically votes Republican, Phillips said. “ I have great faith in Oklahoma voters that people in Norman are educated enough on the candidates to stop the ridiculous partisan voting and vote on the issues and the people that are best for their needs,” Phillips said.
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AT A GLANCE Election results U.S. Rep — District 1 John Olson (D) Jim Bridenstine (R) Craig Allen (I) U.S. Rep — District 2 Rob Wallace (D) Markwayne Mullin (R) Michael G. Fulks U.S. Rep — District 3 Timothy Ray Murray (D) Frank D. Lucas (R) William Sanders (I) U.S. Rep — District 4 Donna Marie Bebo (D) Tom Cole (R) RJ Harris (I)
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THURSDAY, NOV. 8 Reference assistance will be provided by OU Libraries from 2 to 4 p.m. in Adams Hall, Room 110. The film “Captain America” will be shown by the History of Science Association from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Room 235. A lecture titled “Astrology and the Sibyls: Astrology, Prophecy, and Natural Theology in Medieval Europe” will be presented by Laura Ackerman-Smoller at 4:30 p.m. in Zarrow Hall’s Community Room. The musical “Avenue Q” will be performed by University Theatre at 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Center’s Rupel Jones Theatre. A percussion concert, part of the Sutton Concert Series, will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Sharp Concert Hall. University Sing, presented by Campus Activities Council, will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. in Reynolds Performing Arts Center. Do you want to see your organization’s campus event here? Visit OUDaily.com/events/submit to add your entry.
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OU Young Democrats president Sam Peyton (left), political science senior, and Treasurer Timothy Moore, international security studies senior, talk with Young Republicans members Zach Stearman, petroleum engineering junior, and Bryan Balenseifen (sitting down), health and exercise science senior, during an election watch party Tuesday night at Seven47 on Campus Corner.
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another presidential watch party. Banners and streamers decorated the walls, and people were decked out in patriotic wear. Despite attending the watch party, several students said they did not actually vote in the election. Both economics sophomore Walter Dezanson and finance and economics senior Kevin Peterek said they did not cast votes in this year’s election. Both supported the re-election of Obama — Dezanson because he said he fears Romney will reintroduce Regan economics and Peterek because he said he believes Romney will limit freedom. Political science professor Allen Hertzke was one of the coordinators who helped host the Cate Center watch party. He and Barbara Norton, who works at the Stephenson Cancer Center worked with all of the student residence associations to help facilitate what they hoped would help mark a major event in the lives of students, Hertzke said. “It’s a great civic event for students’ first voting experience,” he said Hertzke said they also hoped to help connect students and faculty together. Norton said they hoped anywhere between 300 to 400 students would filter in and out of the event throughout the night. Student attendance did not get nearly as high however. The environment was very relaxed as students talked, enjoyed the free pizza and Cane’s chicken and watched
the TVs around the room. Unlike the UOSA watch party, there was little reaction when Obama was projected to win the election around 10:15 p.m. No one jumped for joy or made rude comments, the students continued to talk amongst themselves. Perhaps, like University College freshman Michael Brown, the students were not surprised by the outcome. “I thought Romney was going to win in terms of the popular vote,” Brown said. “I though that Obama was not going to win the popular vote, but would win the Electoral College.” But not all watch parties were as calm. As the projected winner was announced students on the patio of Seven47 erupted into chants of “Four more years!” The nearly 50 students attending the Young Democrats watch party applauded, exchanged high fives and waved Obama campaign signs when
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CNN announced it’s projection. Only minutes before the group had hesitated to celebrate a similar projection by both FOX News and MSNBC, but the CNN announcements solidified their celebration. Going into the night, president Sam Peyton said he was confident Obama would be re-elected and was looking forward to the education reform he hopes will follow. Despite Peyton’s confidence the mood was one of tension earlier in the evening as attendees looked for a victory in a major swing state — particularly in Florida or Ohio — to calm their nerves. The first round of applause and relief came when the group learned the Democrats had retained control of the Senate. That applause grew as the projections were announced. India Maxwell and Ali Hausner contributed to this report.
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The OU men’s basketball team is slated to play the second game of its threegame Field House Series at 7 tonight at McCasland Field House when it takes on Central Oklahoma. This will be the Sooners first game at McCasland this season after playing an intrasquad scrimmage Oct. 20. “ I’d n e v e r p l ay e d [ i n McCasland] before (the first scrimmage),” senior forward Romero Osby said. “I’d been in there for events like for SoonerVision and to watch volleyball games, but to see it changed around to a basketball court and see the old picture of how it used to be, it’s kind of cool to get in there.” Friday night, the Sooners opened the season in an exhibition against Washburn, winning solidly, 83-66, despite some sloppy play. “There were some good things and some questionable things (from F r i d ay ’s ga m e ) ,” c o a c h Lon Kruger said. “We were pretty careless with the ball, but the effort was good; the activity was good. “Execution was a little less than desired, (but) again, (for the) first game you expect that.” OU turned the ball over 21 times in the win but went
else,” Osby said. “I think it did a lot for their confidence, especially, you know, getting a chance to get out there and get their feet wet in a game.” Kruger said he plans to stick with the same starting five from Friday, but that some of the substitution patterns may change. “We need to take a step from the first exhibition g a m e,” K r u g e r s a i d . “ I thought we took a big step from the first scrimmage to the second. We need to do the same thing from the first exhibition to the second exhibition and just keep transferring more that we do in practice over to the game in preparation for Sunday.” Student tickets are free for the game but must be claimed at the ticket office, online or at McCasland before the game. astrud reed/Oklahoma daily This will be the Sooners Senior point guard Sam Grooms dishes off to open teammate Buddy Hield after picking up the Washburn double team. Grooms finished last exhibition game before Friday’s game in Norman with 5 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds. they open the regular season at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lloyd Noble Center against 11-for-22 from three-point other guys, four other guys Steven Pledger and forward comprised the rest of the Louisiana-Monroe. land. that can shoot consistently.” Romero Osby. starting five. “Last year, I was kind of the Oklahoma returns five Freshman guards “It was a good chance to only one shooting [threes],” seniors from last year’s team, Isaiah Cousins and Je’lon get these new guys in and Dillon Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org senior guard Steven Pledger but against Washburn, OU H o r n b e a k a n d j u n i o r get them used to playing in said. “This year we got three started only two — guard for ward Amath M’Baye a game against somebody
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The Union Programming Board will host a “Call of Duty: Black Ops” tournament Friday in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Scholars Room on the third floor, according the event’s Facebook page. “I prefer ‘Black Ops’ over a lot of other video games,” said Chelsea Galligher, UPB historian and computer science sophomore. “I know that it is a popular video game, and the new one is coming out next week, so I Brent Stenstrom/the daily thought it would be cool to get Computer science sophomore Chelsea Galligher and university a bunch of people together college freshman Cody Lefors play “Call of Duty: Black Ops” in to play video games, and the winners get to win the video Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Crossroads Lounge .
game (“Call of Duty: Black Ops II”).” There will be two divisions: one for PlayStation 3 and one for Xbox 360 players. Winners of both tournaments will win a free copy of “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” according to the event’s Facebook page. Competitors must be current OU students and bring their own controllers. To sign up, students have to pick up a sign up sheet in the Student Life office on the third floor of the Union, or participants can click on the event’s Facebook page which is linked to a digital sign up sheet. Participants turning in their sign up sheets can drop them off at the Union business office on the fourth floor, suite 428, according to the sign up sheet.
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pressure him for stronger action as his opponents do. And even before the first day of his next term, there are some serious and important critiques to be levied. After struggling through a close Supporters cannot allow the race and a vicious election cycle, excitement of winning obscure President Barack Obama has Obama’s continual abysmal civil officially been re-elected for a liberties record. second term in office. There is not even time “This is still one Though it may take to catch your breath nation with one days or weeks for from the campaign president who all precincts to be before it becomes completely counted, it represents the necessary to stand up looks like Obama has needs of all citizens and demand an end won by a narrow margin to the violations of — red, blue and in the Electoral College Americans’ liberties everyone else.” and an even narrower and to decry the illegal margin in the popular drone war against vote. citizens in countries the U.S. is not at war with. For those who voted for him: His supporters also are tasked This is a time of celebration, and with insisting the president work rightfully so. Your hard work cut more closely with Congress and seek through the fog of one compromises to achieve solutions. of the most divided Yes, much of the blame also falls on The Our View is the majority and dirty campaigns the stubbornness of legislators, but opinion of in recent history to this is a new day and a new term. The Daily’s give Obama four Let’s start with a clean slate and nine-member more years to work on a willingness to come together to editorial board his promised reforms do what’s best for the future of this and continue the slow nation — not what’s best for either but steady economic recovery. party. But don’t let this well-earned swell of joy blind you to the important For those who voted for work of the next four years. another candidate: Obama’s supporters have just It’s not good news. Losing a race as much of a responsibility to this competitive and divisive is critique the president’s policies and disappointing, exhausting and even
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Students celebrate on the patio of Seven47 after hearing that President Barack Obama was reelected as president. Nearly 50 students attended the Young Democrats’ watch party Tuesday night. The night began tense but gradually erupted into celebration as news outlets releases projections.
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What is UOSA? What is a UOSA PResident student association? What does it do? Unfortunately, most students don’t know, and it isn’t their fault. “ U O S A ” i s t h e University of Oklahoma Student Association and it consists of our student Joe Sangirardi body and its student email@example.com government. And if they don’t know what UOSA is, that also means that students cannot use UOSA for its intended purpose — advocating for students. “Student Government Association” provides a clear name to students so they can have an idea of what this organization does. This name does not make our association exclusive. In fact, SGA empowers all students. All students will be (like we are now) part of our Student Government Association. So what’s the difference? With SGA, people will know who we (as students) are when we speak. Our own administrators, city and state officials constantly confuse our name. “UOSA” delegitimizes our role and purpose. SGA is explicit with our purpose and empowers us. What’s in a name? In this case, the difference is between ambiguity and clarity, confusion and recognition, weak representation and empowerment. I’ve been involved in our student government for more than three years, and it was sheer luck that got me involved. I’ve spent the last three years proselytizing “UOSA,” and it has been an uphill battle. The cost of changing UOSA’s name will be minimal. Every year, we advertise our programs and events. For most of our public relations, we’re talking about printing a different logo on materials already being printed. The rest of the cost will be spent on things that need to be remade anyway. We have deteriorating banners, out-of-date signs and poorly made advertising materials. Even if the name weren’t being changed, these materials would still have to be replaced. I’ve proposed revamping the entire image and name of our student association for the students. Today, choose to empower yourself and your fellow students. Choose for the recognition of our student voice. Choose clarity. And choose SGA. Vote Yes on the SGA Referendum at elections.ou.edu. Joe Sangirardi, UOSA president and letters senior
Editor’s Note: Over the weekend, The Daily received an influx of letters from grateful Notre Dame fans expressing appreciation for Sooner hospitality. I had the pleasure of attending the Notre Dame vs. OU game. Hats off to the students and fans in Norman. You should be proud of the hospitality and spirit your students, fans and alumni displayed. I look forward to your visit to Notre Dame next year. You can expect the same treatment there. (The bad news is that there are few bars and restaurants across the street from campus, so stock up for tailgating.) Mike Greene, Notre Dame class of 1969
On the way home from the game on Sunday, I finally got around to reading a copy of The Daily, and I saw the half page ad from President David Boren encouraging all Oklahoma fans to be great hosts to your visitors from Notre Dame. I want to say “Mission Accomplished!” Everyone we met before, during and after the game was extraordinarily friendly and welcoming. Y’all could not have been nicer. Thank you for making it a great weekend. We look forward to the game next year, where we promise you another spirited football game and, more importantly, we promise to be competitive in the warm welcome we give to the Boomer Sooners. Mark Rolfes, Notre Dame class of 1984
My family and I were at OU for the Notre Dame game. We came to Norman maybe not expecting a victory but still wanting to be part of what we had always heard was a great game-day experience. And we were not disappointed. It started with a gracious gesture from an OU couple who gave my daughter a ride to the game from the Oklahoma City airport and then invited us all to their tailgate right outside the stadium. And it just kept getting better (thanks Grant). All of the fans we met were extremely cordial. “Welcome” was a word we heard over and over. People went out of their way to welcome us and give us history and background on the university as we took a pregame tour, including your beautiful library building. And as difficult as it must have been, the folks we met there were just as gracious after what was a most disappointing outcome to the game for them. Classy is the only way to describe the whole day.
Beautiful campus, great stadium atmosphere and loyal Sooner fans made it known before, during and after the game. College football at its best. We look forward to welcoming the Sooner nation to the Notre Dame campus next year. Sal Leccese, Notre Dame 1964
As a Notre Dame fan, I attended the game Oct. 27 with my son. We came away more impressed with how accommodating, considerate and genuinely nice the fans of the University of Oklahoma are. I had numerous interactions with OU fans, and came away very impressed. I would like to publicly thank the fans for their hospitality and wish OU good luck for the rest of the season. Mike Shetterly
Having never been to Norman or Oklahoma and only ever having read the President’s letter to “host ND fans with respect” and Coach Bob Stoops echoing the president’s sentiments, I must say I think the comments were completely unnecessary. What an absolutely wonderful atmosphere with the classiest fans I have ever been around. Regardless of the outcome of the game, OU fans should be proud of the way they represent their University. Well done! Notre Dame looks forward to hosting all of you next year. Boomer Sooner! Mike Mikiciuk, Notre Dame 2002
I would like to congratulate the OU community on the wonderful welcome they gave Notre Dame fans this past weekend. Our two adult sons traveled to Norman for the game and could not say enough good about OU’s fans. From one of our son’s Facebook page: Oklahoma fans are hands down the most hospitable fan base I have ever encountered. Very, very classy, even after the game. An extremely fun fan base as well. I hope South Bend returns the favor next year when the Sooners come to Notre Dame. Thank you for your wonderful display of sportsmanship — so refreshing to see in a world where this is not always the norm. Best of luck to the Sooners! Betsy McCorry
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 A number of interesting changes could be in the offing in the year ahead, and they will turn your life around for the better. Your social, business and leisure affairs will all be in for a transformation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -When it comes to involvements in which money is being exchanged between friends, things must be handled with extreme care, or someone, perhaps you, will end up feeling cheated. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Even after youâ€™ve achieved an objective, you must take steps to solidify what youâ€™ve gained. If you donâ€™t, all could slip away.
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Senate District 43 goes to Republican Corey Brooks Brooks defeats Democrat Mike Fullerton in landslide victory Max Janerka
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Bobby Cleveland (right) stands next to a cake and banner during his watch party Tuesday night at Libby’s Cafe in Goldsby, Okla.
Republican Cleveland wins District 20 race Cleveland’s platform includes reducing government spending, job creation Paighten Harkins and Emma Hamblen Campus Reporters
An explosion of applause p re d i cate d Re pu b l i ca n Bobby Cleveland’s victory speech in which he thanked his family and the people that voted for him as District 20 State Representative. “The people in District 20 are just awesome people,” Cleveland said. “They all, whether you’re a Democrat, independent or Republican, they were all interested in doing better and getting help for Oklahoma.” Cleveland defeated Democrat Matt Branstetter in a landslide victory Tuesday night. Victory was announced about an hour and a half after the polls closed. Both candidates had to cut through a swath of primary challengers before meeting up in the general election.
“The people in District 20 are just awesome people. They all...were all interested in doing better and getting help for Oklahoma.” Bobby Cleveland, District 20 Representative Cleveland beat out three other GOP hopefuls during the Republican primaries, getting 799 votes, which accounted for 53.6 percent of the total votes, according to election results. B ra n s t e t t e r d e f e a t e d Rodney Johnson, taking 69 percent of the total vote in the Democratic primaries, receiving 557 total votes.
C l e ve l a n d’s p l at f o r m includes reducing g ov e r n m e n t s p e n d i n g , lowering taxes and creating private industr y jobs, according to his website. Cleveland is also an advocate for schools and will call for education reform. He opposes Obamacare and socialized medicine. The atmosphere at the Republican Watch party at Libby’s Cafe in Goldsby was loud and noisy filled with the sounds of people greeting friends and conversation about the fate of the election. Although the victory was solid, Cleveland remarked that the campaign was a tough, year-long experience. “It feels like you’re getting an albatross taken off your shoulder,” Cleveland said. “It’s really a good feeling. I’ve been working at this for a little over a year.” Long-time friend and campaign supporter Ginger Tinney was at Cleveland’s watch party.
“He’s a good man, and I think he’ll do a great job in the [State House of Representatives],” Tinney said. “He’s pretty fiery.” Branstetter and his supporters were at Step Brothers in Norman. It’s tough running as a Democrat in Oklahoma, Branstetter said. He considered running again in a few years but his experts warned him that beating an incumbent would be difficult. “It’s very tough to work hard for months, to put your life on hold, to put everything toward the election and lose,” Branstetter said. “Nobody likes to lose.”
Republican Corey Brooks handily defeated Democrat Mike Fullerton for the State Senate seat in District 43, which is to the south of Norman. Brooks’s victory was announced about an hour and a half after the polls closed at 7 p.m. Cake was served as Brooks gave his victory speech at his watch party at Libby’s Cafe in Goldsby, Okla. At press time, Brooks held 70 percent of the vote, with 52 of 54 precincts reporting, according to the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website. “I am ver y happy to hav e b e e n g i v e n t h i s “I am very happy to opportunity ...” he said. “I thank the voters of District have been given this 43 for coming out in such opportunity... I thank numbers to support us.” Brooks and Fullerton the voters of District emerged in the general 43 for coming out election after battling in such numbers to through primary support us” opponents. Brooks had to compete in a run-off cory brooks, election in August as district 43 senator well. Brooks said education is the best way to improve Oklahomans’ quality of life, and he plans to direct more funds into the classroom. He also will take his opposition to Obamacare, abortion and gay marriage with him to the state Senate. He also said he wants to expand and protect Oklahoma’s gun laws. The state’s open carry policy went into effect Nov. 1. Brooks graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and the U.S. College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving his master’s in strategic planning at the U.S. Naval War College before serving in the U.S. Navy . The U.S. Navy intelligence officer worked as an intern and staffer in George W. Bush’s administration and spent six years in the Department of Defense. Max Janerka firstname.lastname@example.org
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voting incentives Discounts, free food awarded to customers wearing an ‘I voted’ sticker EMMA HAMBLEN Campus Reporter
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Above: UOSA member Cameron Frysinger (right), answers a presidential trivia question during the UOSA election watch party Tuesday night in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium.
Right: UOSA president Joe Sangirardi (left) and UOSA Director of the Department of Student Organizations KatieBeth Gardner, multidisciplinary studies sophomore, look at details on a cell phone during the UOSA election watch party Tuesday night in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium.
Norman residents enjoyed more than just civic satisfaction as a reward for voting Tuesday — local businesses also offered more tasty incentives. Taco Bueno promised guacamole to voters in a radio advertisement and a Campus Corner pasta shop, Victoria’s, offered a 10 percent discount on all non-alcoholic items for voters. Crimson & Whipped Cream, a bakery and coffee bar on Campus Corner, gave away free chocolate chip cookies to customers wearing an “I Voted” sticker all day Tuesday. Customers sat at the bar, on couches and at tables of the little shop sipping beverages and conversing in the warmth, some of them sporting stickers. “I just think it’s really important for everyone to go vote,” said Ashleigh Barnett, chef and owner of Crimson & Whipped Cream. “It doesn’t matter what your opinions are, I think it’s everyone’s right to vote, and therefore we should use it.” Barnett said she got the “It doesn’t matter idea from a restaurant she what your opinions worked for in New York that did a similar promotion. are, I think it’s The idea translated well everyone’s right to to Norman because it’s vote, and therefore particularly important for college-age people to support we should use it.” their candidates and voice their opinions by voting, she ASHLEIGH BARNETT, said. OWNER AND CHEF OF Matthew Farley, assistant CRIMSON AND WHIPPED director of communications CREAM for OU Recruitment Services, is a regular at Crimson & Whipped Cream and saw the free cookie promotion circulating on Twitter. He received a chocolate chip cookie for wearing his “I Voted” sticker. “And I might add, it is fantastic,” Farley said. Adrienne Jablonski, another customer, said that she didn’t know about the promotion until she purchased her coffee and the barista told her she would get a free cookie. Jablonski said her surprise reward for voting was enjoyable. Barnett said her promotion served not only as an incentive to vote but also an opportunity for local residents to enjoy a baked good. Emma Hamblen, email@example.com
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