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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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Those Billboards were probably upsetting Eric Holder. WHEREVER THE HELL HE IS.
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.
This is a "politcal ad"? Weird.
That’s not a political ad. Its a public service announcement
Seems to me this would be classified as a “PSA”....Public Service Announcement.
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.
Perhaps they just need to be a little clearer with one that says: Voting once is a Right. Voting twice is a Felony.
At least they were up long enough to have some effect. (I would think)
Holder is in the witness protection program.
Only if you get caught.
“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. “
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?
“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.
Where is the minority connection?
Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland should be taken down.
The image shows a Brown gavel that must be the racist code
they should have kept them up and told the dems to piss off.
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.
These billboards should be completely inoffensive. How could anybody object to a billboard that spells out the penalties for committing a crime?
Ah...but it is if you’re getting paid a couple hundred dollars for it.
Hopefully Clear Channel will take their own sweet time taking them down...
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.