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7-Eleven celebrates National Coffee Day, kicks off 7-Election promotion

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7-Eleven celebrates National Coffee Day, kicks off 7-Election promotion

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Sep 28, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- 7-Eleven stores around the nation will kick off their 7-Election campaign Friday and celebrate National Coffee Day (Sept. 29) by offering customers a free, large-size cup of hot coffee, cappuccino, latte or tea from 6 to 10 a.m. Friday while supplies last.

Every four years, 7-Eleven unveils custom coffee cups for each presidential nominee and tracks the race for the White House through purchases.

According to 7-Eleven, the unscientific, just-for-fun poll has correctly mirrored the final results of the 2000, 2004 and 2008 elections with more than 6 million cups cast each election year.

Results of the poll can be tracked at As of Sept. 28, Obama is in the lead in Nevada with 61% of the vote. Romney currently has 39 percent.

Final results in the poll will be announced Nov. 6.

7-Elections Mobile Oval, a rolling version of the President's famous oval office, will travel the country during the promotion.

The Mobile Oval will stop on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Oct. 31.

In addition, the vanilla-flavored "Purple For The People" Slurpee drink is returning. 7-Eleven created the purple drink to symbolically united the red and blue sides of the political spectrum during the contentious mid-term 2010 elections.

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