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Ohio Voter Fraud Billboards To Come Down, Sponsor Stays Unnamed
Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2012 | Kim Palmer

Posted on 10/21/2012 9:32:41 PM PDT by Steelfish

Ohio Voter Fraud Billboards To Come Down, Sponsor Stays Unnamed By Kim Palmer

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - More than 140 billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin warning of the criminal consequences of voter fraud will be taken down starting on Monday after the sponsor chose to remove them rather than reveal its identity, the billboard owner said.

The billboards, which show a large judge's gavel and read "Voter Fraud is a felony - up to 3 ½ years and a $10,000 fine," went up primarily in low-income minority neighborhoods in early October, just weeks before the November 6 elections, and were immediately criticized by voter rights groups as an attempt to intimidate minority voters.

The sponsor was not identified on the billboards owned by Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. The company said this was a violation of its policy against anonymous political ads.

After discussions, the sponsor, whom Clear Channel Outdoor has called a "private family foundation" but declined to name, "thought the best solution was to take the boards down, so we are in the process of removing them," the company said in a statement.

Crews on Monday will begin taking down 30 billboards in Cleveland, 30 in Columbus and 85 in Milwaukee, Jim Cullinan, vice president of corporate communications for Clear Channel Outdoor, told Reuters. Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, one of the most vocal critics of the billboards, told Reuters on Sunday: "Needless to say I'm happy they will be taken down but I want to know who was behind this in the first place."

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1 posted on 10/21/2012 9:32:45 PM PDT by Steelfish
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2 posted on 10/21/2012 9:36:51 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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Those Billboards were probably upsetting Eric Holder. WHEREVER THE HELL HE IS.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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It sounds to me like Phyllis Cleveland was terrified that signs like this would put her reelection chances in jeopardy. She must be a DemocRAT.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 9:49:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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The company said this was a violation of its policy against anonymous political ads.

This is a "politcal ad"? Weird.

5 posted on 10/21/2012 9:51:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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That’s not a political ad. Its a public service announcement


6 posted on 10/21/2012 9:53:12 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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Seems to me this would be classified as a “PSA”....Public Service Announcement.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 9:55:16 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, one of the most vocal critics of the billboards, told Reuters on Sunday: “Needless to say I’m happy they will be taken down but I want to know who was behind this in the first place.”

Ummmm, Phyllis? It was put up by a patriot that’s opposed to people committing felonies to try to steal elections. If you weren’t such a stupid racist (insert very unpleasant word beginning witha “c” here) you’d be backing them instead of criticising them. Every fraudulent vote robs a legitimate voter of their voice.


8 posted on 10/21/2012 10:03:21 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( America or 0bama. You can't choose both. ))))
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They had to take it down -- it was interfering with the communities' vote fraud campaign.

Perhaps they just need to be a little clearer with one that says: Voting once is a Right. Voting twice is a Felony.

9 posted on 10/21/2012 10:12:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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At least they were up long enough to have some effect. (I would think)


10 posted on 10/21/2012 10:25:02 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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Holder is in the witness protection program.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 10:26:45 PM PDT by twister881
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Only if you get caught.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 10:28:55 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Steelfish

“The billboards, which show a large judge’s gavel and read “Voter Fraud is a felony - up to 3 ½ years and a $10,000 fine,” went up primarily in low-income minority neighborhoods in early October, just weeks before the November 6 elections, and were immediately criticized by voter rights groups as an attempt to intimidate minority voters. “


They put up 15 mph signs in my neighborhood, and that should be against the law too. Those signs just intimidate speeders, to no end.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 10:36:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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Then do * SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW * need to be removed too? Is that sign racist or aimed at minorities and the underprivileged?


14 posted on 10/21/2012 10:40:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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“Needless to say I’m happy they will be taken down but I want to know who was behind this in the first place.”

Someone should tell Ms. Cleveland that the government is behind it. It is a federal law.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 10:42:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Brandonmark

Where is the minority connection?


16 posted on 10/21/2012 10:57:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland should be taken down.


17 posted on 10/21/2012 11:18:38 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: BenLurkin

The image shows a Brown gavel that must be the racist code


18 posted on 10/22/2012 12:32:24 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Steelfish

they should have kept them up and told the dems to piss off.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 1:30:36 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gasshog

To have to go off and spend a year in prison....for casting a second vote...is about the most idiotic thing I think a guy can do. A second vote isn’t worth that much trouble.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 2:13:56 AM PDT by pepsionice
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These billboards should be completely inoffensive. How could anybody object to a billboard that spells out the penalties for committing a crime?


21 posted on 10/22/2012 2:32:05 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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Ah...but it is if you’re getting paid a couple hundred dollars for it.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 2:34:48 AM PDT by Portcall24
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Hopefully Clear Channel will take their own sweet time taking them down...


23 posted on 10/22/2012 2:34:59 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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They need to come down.

But before that can happen, there should be a full environmental impact study performed. That could take weeks or even years. Next, the contract for taking them down needs to be offered in a fair way, but with preference given to minority, woman-owned union shops. If none can be found, a search committee needs to be formed to study the problem. Also, the work must be done by a union shop, which will assure plenty of break time for all workers.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 3:44:14 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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