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Online delivery service Drizly said its alcohol sales were up 68% on Election Day, compared with the previous Tuesday four-day average.

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Online delivery service Drizly said its alcohol sales were up 68% on Election Day, compared with the previous Tuesday four-day average.

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Americans sat in their homes on Tuesday, glued to television and phone screens, anxiously awaiting the results of the 2020 election. With the pandemic resurging, many watched by themselves or with family, or even a bottle of wine.

Drizly, an alcoholic beverage delivery company, said its sales in the blue states they service were up more than 75% on Election Day, compared with the four-day average. The previous three. They include California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington, Rhode Island, Illinois, New York, Vermont and Maryland (along with Washington, DC).

Meanwhile, sales in the red states increased by 33%. These include Idaho, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Wyoming. And sales were up about 55% in alternating states (like Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas).

Overall, the company said its sales were up about 68%, compared with four days on Tuesday. That’s the same increase it saw in the 2016 election.

Larger cities saw a spike on Tuesday. In New York City and Washington, DC, sales more than doubled. Sales soared 83% in Boston.

Drizly’s Election Day sales broke this way: alcohol, about 42%; alcohol about 41%; and beer about 15%.




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