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Cunningham Voters Approve Alcohol Sales On Sundays

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Precinct Report                     Kingman County, Kansas

                                                 Cunningham Special Question

                                                 August 23, 2011

 

                                                                                               VOTES               PERCENT

Registered Voters - TOTAL                                                 249

Ballots Cast - TOTAL                                                            134

Voter Turnout - TOTAL                                                                                       53.82

 

Cunningham Special Question

Vote for 1

  YES ................................................................................... . 106                      81.54

   NO........................................................................................  24                      18.46

 

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Update: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Voters in the city of Cunningham voted Tuesday night to approve a measure allowing alcohol to be sold on Sundays.

Supporters said Sunday liquor sales would attract business to the town, but opponents said it's not right to have liquor stores open on the Sabbath.

Tonight's vote makes Cunningham the only city in Kingman County to allow Sunday liquor sales.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Residents of the tiny southern Kansas community of Cunningham are voting this week whether to allow alcohol sales on Sundays.

Supporters argue that allowing alcohol to be sold on Sundays will attract business to the town of 400. Others like Pat Donelson say Sunday is the Sabbath and it's not right to have a liquor store open on that day.

The City Council unanimously approved Sunday sales in April, but Donelson and friends gathered enough signatures to bring the matter to a vote.

Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to answer that question. The liquor store says it's seen a 30 percent drop in business since an overpass was constructed on U.S. 54, bypassing Cunningham.


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