Last week we broke the story about voter intimidation billboards in African American neighborhoods in Cleveland.

Today we discovered the same billboards ads been posted in Columbus’s black neighborhoods as well.

Local leader in Cleveland were angry over the billboards, and rightfully so.  “This is blatant voter intimidation,” says Councilwoman Cleveland. “A direct attack in the heart of African American community meant to scare people and keep them from exercising their right to vote.”

Republicans throughout the country, and in Ohio, have been working furiously this election to limit the turnout of Democratic voters – especially students and African Americans – using a variety of tactics including voter ID laws, limited voting hours, removing voters from the rolls and straight up intimidation like this.

The signs shown below are located in the Linden neighborhood at Cleveland Ave and 18th and Hudson St., East of I-71.

 

Evangelize!
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carrie-Preston/100000765994211 Carrie Preston

    What I wouldn’t give to know someone who would paint over these on a dark night!

  • http://www.facebook.com/fred.newbrough Fred Newbrough

    Great signs. No legal voter would think twice about these signs and those who aren’t should be afraid to commit a crime and steal a legal citizen’s vote.

  • WILLIAM PARSONS

    The GOP rips pages from the Dixiecrat playbook in this year’s election.

    Jim Crow has been replaced by his smooth talking son James Crow.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    I’m a legal voter (already voted for both Obama and Brown among others) and these signs not only make me think twice, they piss me off. Clear intimidation meant to suppress the urban black vote.

    How the hell does one “steal a legal citizen’s vote” anyway?

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    Paid for by a Private Family Foundation. Fucking cowards.

  • Jose

    But Black Panters with batoons are ok, right? your loving Eric Holder said so!

  • orion89

    I think we’ll find the voter id intimidation tactics will have the opposite effect. I can see this if pushed over time on a problem that doesn’t exist will increase Democratic and minority turnout. Try to take away a right, and people will get involved. May not happen right away, but it will happen. I hope the anger sets in sooner than later.

    The signs are a waste of money on a problem that doesn’t exist.Someone who would pay for these signs has enough money not to be concerned with the 99%. They’re obviously a 1% percenter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/irm.alderman Irmgard Alderman

    I think it is high time for the JusticeDepartment and the SCOTUS to grow a set of balls and step up and put an end to this nonsense. Voting is a right of citizenship according to the law of the land, period. These state officials need to go to jail. We went through all this crap years ago, and sorry if the Repukes don’t like it, but maybe if they’d been honest with people and not shipped jobs overseas closed factories, huge tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, and constantly put the screws to unions and middle class things would be better for them. THAT IS THEIR COMEUPPANCE TO DEAL WITH. We the people want a government of the people, by the people and for the people, not an Oligarchy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/irm.alderman Irmgard Alderman

    or Burn them

  • http://www.facebook.com/irm.alderman Irmgard Alderman

    Those signs are suggesting that people in these neighborhoods are committing voter fraud. That is intimidation. Get off your high horse. So far, according to investigations, the GOP are the one committing voter fraud by selective voter registration.!

  • http://www.facebook.com/irm.alderman Irmgard Alderman

    I think it is hih time for the JusticeDepartment and the SCOTUS to grow a set of balls and step up and put an end to this nonsense. Voting is a right of citizenship according to the law of theland, period. These state officials need to go to jail. We went through all this crap years ago, and sorry if the Repukes don’t like it, but maybe if they’d been honest with people and not shipped jobs overseas closed factories, huge tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, and constantly put the screws to unions and middle class thing would be better for them. THAT IS THEIR COMEUPPANCE TO DEAL WITH. We the people want a government of the people , by the people and for the people, not an Oligarchy.

  • J

    I’ve seen one of these in Cincinnati too. Near Lunken airport on Wooster pike in Linwood.

  • Keith Conning

    These billboards have nothing to do with intimidation, period. They are about Fraud, period. This is highly appropriate in a state where one party’s functionaries have been documented encouraging supporters to illegally vote in two states, have been caught paying people to steal its opponents’ campaign signs off of front yards, and hold voter registration drives on university campuses then bus the new voters to the county’s early-voting poll with strong hints that they should also go vote illegally for the party’s candidates in their home counties. That is NOT voter suppression, that is protecting America from outright fraud against our freedom. I fervently hope that every “organizer” – no matter who they are working for – and every multiple voter is caught, convicted, and sentenced to the punishment shown on the billboard. EVERYONE has a right to their one vote. NO ONE has a right to more, or to facilitate others’ cheating! Period.

  • Keith Conning

    Did you read the sign? It says “Voter Fraud,” not “Voting.” If you are about voter fraud you are one of the criminals against LIberty that the founding fathers warned us against.

  • Keith Conning

    “We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should
    ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or
    extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and
    independent elections.” – John Adams (American 2nd US President (1797-1801)
    1735-1826) Inaugural Address, March 4,
    1797

  • Keith Conning

    Cowards don’t put up their own money for this stuff. Cowards take other people’s money to pay their way.

  • Keith Conning

    What is it about Voter Fraud that you like? And about shipping jobs overseas, if you ever bought the foreign-made knock-off of an American product then it was YOU who demanded the jobs go overseas because Americans would not work that cheap! Remember when WalMart used to have those flag-decorated stickers on things that said, “Made in America”? Been a while, hasn’t it. If Romney can get Congress to fix our broken economy some of those jobs might come back.

  • Keith Conning

    What kind of racist are you? Do you think “urban black” voters are committing fraud or something?

  • Keith Conning

    Do a search on YouTube. The problem is well documented already in this election cycle. And the 1% will do quite well whoever is elected. This is about protecting the foundation of our freedom for the 99% of us who cannot “buy” freedom for ourselves: one man one vote.

  • Keith Conning

    Or are they suggesting that the Democrats are encouraging and organizing fraud in these neighborhoods. That is crime against Democracy, and Democratic party fraud is getting exposed this time around. If you’re for it, may you experience living in some corruption-ridden 3rd world nation where armed gangs monitor elections and the rule of law is a joke. Or is that what you want here, too?

  • Red Rover

    Saw another in Cincinnati on Montgomery Rd. in or around Kennedy Heights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandee.williamsonprescott Sandee Williamson Prescott

    AGREE!!!

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    It’s the offline equivalent of keyboard courage. Spout whatever nonsense you want without owning it. Pretty typical.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandee.williamsonprescott Sandee Williamson Prescott

    So true Keith!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandee.williamsonprescott Sandee Williamson Prescott

    Yep!

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    Map out where these signs are being placed. It’s no accident.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandee.williamsonprescott Sandee Williamson Prescott

    Exactly! The billboards are NOT intimidation. Get a clue people.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    Wrong, both of you. First, there is no fraud and if there is it’s so infinitesimally small as to not matter.

    The signs have EVERYTHING to do with intimidating black voters from LEGALLY voting. Everything Republicans have done relative to voting rights and access has been to suppress a traditionally strong Democratic boting bloc.

    It’s disgusting that you would support such a thing and claim higher ground here.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    Can you link for everyone a documented cause of voter fraud in this cycle? Thanks.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    not. one. documented. case.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    - Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare.
    - Many vivid anecdotes of purported voter fraud have been proven false or do not demonstrate fraud.
    - Voter fraud is often conflated with other forms of election misconduct.
    - Raising the unsubstantiated specter of mass voter fraud suits a particular policy agenda.
    - Claims of voter fraud should be carefully tested before they become the basis for action.

    http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/policy_brief_on_the_truth_about_voter_fraud/

  • Brad F

    Thank You!

  • Brad F

    Well said Keith!

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    All of this misses the essential point that the signs aren’t really about bringing awareness to “voting fraud”. They are intended to scare the shit out of poor black people so they will say “to hell with it” and not bother voting.

    Any other interpretation of this is a severe lack of awareness and ignorance.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    If you had a clue, then maybe you would understand. Your cheerleading notwithstanding, you’ve made very little actual contributions to this comment thread.

  • PamB

    Right Jose! Amazing the it is offensive to ask folks to show they are USA citizens to vote nevermind the hell of asking them to vote ONCE. Where do you need a license… everyplace even to see Obama! To visit Obama’s stump lies you still have to show a license! So why not to vote?? What is wrong with that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=700911861 Luis Lopez

    OHIO: California is with you tonight . You are the front lines in this battle to move the nation forward.

    DO NOT BACK DOWN!!….Stay at the polls and keep pushing as hard as you can. Thousands upon thousands of American soldiers died in the past so you could have THIS RIGHT, the most basic and essential right of any democracy or republic.

    STAY THE COURSE and MOVE FORWARD!!

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