As of Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE — Two-thirds of Gwinnett voters gave the go-ahead for beer and wine sales on Sundays.
Four months after city voters approved referenda throughout the county, the measure sailed through to allow Sunday sales in the unincorporated portions of the county.
According to unofficial results, 53,923 people voted in favor of the referendum, compared to 25,734 no votes.
It also passed in the city of Buford by a vote of 269 to 191.
Snellville man Roy Robinson said he is a conservative Christian, but he felt the issue didn’t have moral implications.
“I didn’t understand what the real harm is in having it,” another day of the week, he said, adding that the prevalence in local cities means a no vote won’t restrict people from getting wine and beer. “It’s already most everywhere. You can drive 10 minutes and buy it there.”
While the measure sailed through in 13 cities last November, the yes votes in Gwinnett and Buford means it will soon be available at any local grocery store on Sunday.
“I think it’s been an archaic law that’s been on the books for too long,” Robinson said. “One more day isn’t going to hurt.”