Burst the Bubble Blog: Wet/Dry Unofficial Results Pour In

November 2, 2010 by · Comments Off 

9:50 p.m.
By Elizabeth Lowe

This year’s midterm election marks a pivotal point in Dallas history: the day Dallas went “Wet.”

Dallas voters were asked to vote for or against Wet/Dry Propositions 1 and 2 during their time at the polls on Nov. 2. The Dallas Morning News’ City Hall Blog gave a great rundown of the Wet/Dry propositions on the ballots. Although the wording on the ballot seemed a bit confusing, the people of Dallas made their voice heard on alcohol sales.

As of 9:30 p.m., unofficial election results from the City of Dallas show a “Wet”-favored majority.

At this time 66 percent of voters, with 131 of 399 precincts reporting, support Proposition 1. This first part of the Wet/Dry Proposition allows for the sale of beer and wine at convenience and grocery stores. Proposition 2 is showing even more definitive results in the City of Dallas with 72 percent of voters “FOR” the legal sale of mixed drinks in restaurants. This would eliminate the “drinking club” cards throughout the city, allowing for open service to anyone of age.

So what about University Park? The historical and often conservative city in the midst of Dallas has been dry since Prohibition. But Mustangs (of age) rejoice! It seems U.P. will also be getting “Wet” as a result of the Nov. 2 elections.

Although the results are unofficial at this time, the voters of U.P. show a similar support for Propositions 1 and 2. With four out of nine precincts reporting results, about 60 percent of voters are “FOR” both Propositions.

The Dallas Observer has already called the Wet/Dry election results with the online headline: “Dallas Is Getting Wet, And It Ain’t The Rain”

By midnight tonight will “Dry” merely be a term of Dallas’ past? Early election results seem to say so.
As some states like California move toward legalizing marijuana, the residents of Dallas, TX just want to drink- and buy -their libations freely as legal adults.