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Forget ballots! Vote with beer

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

All over Houston, people are casting their ballots in ways that are – let's just say, less than official.

At the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in downtown Houston, patrons can quaff their chosen beverage from a glass that features their choice of chief executive: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.

So far, Romney is winning that unscientific poll, although bar manager Asa Hanrahan cautions against reading too much into the results.

"I've seen somebody buy a case of Romney (glasses) today," said Hanrahan, "to put him up even further than he is already."

And here's another local metric of the presidential race: a League City entrepreneur has launched a pair of websites that allow people to insert a likeness of Romney or Obama into their personal snapshots.

"We don't have exact numbers, but it is leaning Romney," said Steven Lockhardt, whose company CatchACharacter.com created the twin sites.

Just like at the Flying Saucer, Lockhardt says you can't necessarily take those figures to the bank. After all, plenty of people are using the free service to make fun of their chosen candidate's opponent.

For example, one user created a photograph by plopping down President Obama in front of a "Welcome to Kenya" sign. Another set Governor Romney in front of Big Bird in an unemployment line.

Want to put yourself in the presidential picture? There's no charge, and you can share the results through Facebook or Twitter.

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