Some people vote with their hearts, others with their wallets. Thanks to 7-Eleven, though, you can now vote with your coffee cup too.
The convenience store chain has teamed up with satirical news niche-owners The Onion, encouraging customers to express excitement about their chosen candidates through the 7-Election 2012 campaign. In participating stores, both Obama- and Romney-decorated coffee cups are now available, turning a morning pick-me-up into an official endorsement. 7-Election is even tallying the results, which are browsable state-by-state (Obama is ahead overall). This isn’t the first time the convenience chain has turned its coffee cups into polling devices--and not for nothing, the 2008 results predicted Obama’s win.
As part of the partnership with The Onion and its "War for the White House" coverage, the 7-Election site also includes some funny political-themed videos. Also, Free Coffee Day (September 28th) is fast approaching, which should be a day of revelations, depending on which coffee cup your friends and coworkers choose.
Watch one of the videos created by The Onion below.