Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:49 AM
GulleyJimson (107 posts)
OHIO billboards... intimidation anyone?
Politicians say advertisement in Ward 5 discriminates against minorities and felons
CLEVELAND, Ohio--An election-related billboard in Cleveland's Ward 5 has caused a stir, prompting some complaints that it discriminates against minority groups and felons.
The advertisement, posted at the intersection of Community College Avenue and East 35th Street, warns that "voting fraud is a felony" in bold lettering. It also states that the penalty is punishable by up to three and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The ad also shows a gavel and sound block and lists that it was paid for by a private family foundation. The billboard is operated by Clear Channel Outdoor.
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OHIO billboards... intimidation anyone? (Original post)
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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:14 PM
dontknowmuchbout (11 posts)
It's definitely intimidation. The government should take extra steps to explain to people in those areas that they can vote with no threat of legal action.