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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:35 AM

Ohio voter fraud billboards to come down, sponsor stays unnamed

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Source: Reuters

CLEVELAND — 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 Nov. 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.

Read more: http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2012/10/21/Ohio-voter-fraud-billboards-to-come-down-sponsor-stays-unnamed.html

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Reply Ohio voter fraud billboards to come down, sponsor stays unnamed (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Oct 2012 OP
SoCalDemGrrl Oct 2012 #1
bathroommonkey76 Oct 2012 #2
Lakerstan Oct 2012 #3
bathroommonkey76 Oct 2012 #4
Scuba Oct 2012 #7
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #5
azurnoir Oct 2012 #6
Kolesar Oct 2012 #8
classykaren Oct 2012 #9
Coyotl Oct 2012 #10
Botany Oct 2012 #11
OKNancy Oct 2012 #12

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:48 AM

1. And did they give any indication of HOW QUICKLY they would be removed???

I'd venture to say, knowing Clear Channel, that they will be removed on November 7th.

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Response to SoCalDemGrrl (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:50 AM

2. If you click on the link you will see that

30 billboards in Cleveland, 30 in Columbus and 85 in Milwaukee, will be taken down tomorrow.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:06 AM

3. "Private family foundation" = Koch Brothers??? n/t

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Response to Lakerstan (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:20 AM

4. Remember that Clear Channel is Rush Limbaugh's employer. n/t

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Response to Lakerstan (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 05:40 AM

7. Or the Bradley Foundation, perhaps.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:43 AM

5. Tagg.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:11 AM

6. He's it n/t

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:16 AM

8. A chainsaw would have brought 'em down, too...eom

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:33 AM

9. In the mean time spray paint over them

If they can't take them down right away spray paint them all

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:22 AM

10. Let me guess, they will all be down by Nov 10 - Clear Channel is owned by Mitt

Romney Family Foundation will be writing this off on their taxes as an education thingie, no doubt!!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:30 AM

11. “private family foundation” aka Koch Brothers

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:18 PM

12. Duplicate - Locking

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