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Democrats cry foul over voter fraud billboards in Midwestern cities
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ ^ | 10-12-2012 | Kim Palmer

Posted on 10/12/2012 6:46:51 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Democratic lawmakers and activists nationwide are angry about a crop of billboard signs posted in early October in the Cleveland and Milwaukee areas that warn of stiff penalties for voter fraud.

The roughly 33 signs warn that "Voter Fraud is a Felony" punishable by up to 3-1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, wording flanked by a large picture of a judge's gavel.

The signs will be up through the November 6 election day in the Cleveland and Milwaukee areas and were paid for by an anonymous "Family Foundation," according to a spokesman for Clear Channel Outdoor, which owns the billboards and placed the signs.

Legal and labor activists and community members said the signs deliberately target and seek to intimidate blacks and Hispanics, other minorities and the poor - as well as ex-convicts - groups key to Democrats' campaign voter drives ahead of the vote.

"The billboards create a chilling effect," said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, a co-director at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, an advocacy group that asked Clear Channel Outdoor to remove the signs.

"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting," Johnson-Blanco said, adding Clear Channel Outdoor has not responded to the group's request.

Some of the signs were placed in white, although relatively poor, neighborhoods of Cleveland and Lorain, roughly 30 miles (48km) west.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; democratcorruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; electionfraud; elections; fraud; milwaukee; sourcetitlenoturl; voter; voterfraud
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I've always found this strange. Why would any legal voter be put off by these signs? Its clear that Democrats really do think that reminding people of the law might disuade some of their voters. Its pathethic. I think at every polling place we should have a nice clear sign pointing out voting requirements as well as an id check. There is no excuse for not wanting to do basic verfication and not wanting to disuade illegal voters.
1 posted on 10/12/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm
I've always found this strange. Why would any legal voter be put off by these signs?

Sir, please cease rational thought and begin chanting racist! as political correctness apparently demands.
2 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Maelstorm
"The billboards create a chilling effect," said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, a co-director at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, an advocacy group ..

So much of what I despise about the treasonous left, right up there in a hyphenated nutshell.

3 posted on 10/12/2012 6:50:49 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Maelstorm

The hit dog howls.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 6:50:53 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Maelstorm

No pix of the billboards?
Lame.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 6:50:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Maelstorm
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting,"

No, it will stop people from thinking about voting twice.
6 posted on 10/12/2012 6:51:12 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Maelstorm

Eventually, all the commies and their enablers will have to be rounded up.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 6:51:47 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Maelstorm
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting,"

Why on earth would someone think twice about voting, unless they were voting twice?
8 posted on 10/12/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Maelstorm

Methinks commie lib ‘RATS doth whineth too much. They are never happy unless they are being “offended” and “outraged”.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 6:52:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: verum ago

It’ll make dead people think twice about voting too.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 6:53:11 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Maelstorm

It might make voters who are being used as puppets not want to comply with such schemes.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: tomkat
...right up there in a hyphenated nutshell.

Yeah, the rats are always courting somethingelse-Americans because somethingelse-Americans are clearly not regular Americans. Is it any wonder they join Ubama and the rats in wanting to "fundamentally change" the nation they all hate? These billboards are a great idea, and I hope the idea spreads across the country, especially in the concentrated Democrat parasite nests ("cities").

12 posted on 10/12/2012 6:55:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Maelstorm
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting twice," Johnson-Blanco said, adding Clear Channel Outdoor has not responded to the group's request.

fixed.
13 posted on 10/12/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: Maelstorm

“It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think about voting twice,”

Fixed that.

LOL


14 posted on 10/12/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: leakinInTheBlueSea

Your good...


15 posted on 10/12/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: Maelstorm
"The billboards create a chilling effect,"

Only to someone engaging in voter fraud.

16 posted on 10/12/2012 6:58:52 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Maelstorm
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting,"

It's not going to make anyone think twice about voting. It's going to discourage them from thinking about voting twice.

17 posted on 10/12/2012 6:59:12 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: leakinInTheBlueSea

Ya beat me to it :-)


18 posted on 10/12/2012 7:00:48 PM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: tomkat

Hopefully a chilling effect to those who would participate in voter fraud. No honest person need worry about these signs.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 7:01:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: verum ago
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting," No, it will stop people from thinking about voting twice.

Great play on words and absolutely right. Signs should go up at every polling place, on tv, and internet. Let them know what they're risking for their favorite Democrat.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 7:02:37 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: verum ago
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting" I'm sure Ms. Marcia Johnson-Blanco was simply misquoted and she actually said "It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think about not voting twice." It's a simple juxtaposition by the reporter. The misunderstanding will be straightened out forthwith.
21 posted on 10/12/2012 7:03:16 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Lancey Howard

22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Maelstorm

Here is one of the signs.

23 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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I just had a thought. Paper the areas known to have fraud problems with flyers and have people go on radio talking about this type of thing.

If you commit fraud it IS a crime and tell what the penalty is.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:40 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Libs on FB were complaining about this so I posted several articles about how dems buy votes with cash and cigarettes.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: gitmo

Awesome!


26 posted on 10/12/2012 7:07:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The misunderstanding will be straightened out forthwith.

Ah yes, they might do my favorite word in politics: "clarify."
27 posted on 10/12/2012 7:08:46 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: andyk
"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting,"

Why on earth would someone think twice about voting, unless they were voting twice?

LOL! Man, thats classic!

28 posted on 10/12/2012 7:08:49 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: ilovesarah2012

Heh heh heh! I love it!


29 posted on 10/12/2012 7:10:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: tomkat
The billboards create a chilling effect," said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, a co-director at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, an advocacy group ..

I appreciate anything that has at "chilling effect" on anyone complementing a crime. A 'chilling effect' is why we have laws and punishment for violating those laws.

30 posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Maelstorm

Perhaps people who don’t know the difference between voting and voter fraud shouldn’t be voting in the first place.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: All

LOL, I think we all reached the same analysis of the main asinine quote.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 7:16:18 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Maelstorm
Legal and labor activists and community members said the signs deliberately target and seek to intimidate blacks and Hispanics, other minorities and the poor - as well as ex-convicts- groups key to Democrats' campaign voter drives ahead of the vote.

Isn't it "RACIST" for these "legal and labor activists" to say that only the "blacks and Hispanics, other minorities and the poor" are the only ones committing voter fraud?

I see these billboards as one of those "if the shoe fits" deals. JMO.

33 posted on 10/12/2012 7:16:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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THERE IS EXACTLY ONE PARTY IN AMERICA THAT COMMITS, AND RELIES ON, VOTER FRAUD. IT IS THE DEMOCRATS.

THEY ARE A CONTINUING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE AND THEY MUST BE JAILED, OR EXECUTED, EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 7:18:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting," Johnson-Blanco said,. . ."

LOL! Souldn't this read:

"It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think about voting twice", Johnson-Blanco said,. . ."

35 posted on 10/12/2012 7:21:23 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: verum ago

Cue the “That’s Racist!” kid! LOL!


36 posted on 10/12/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Maelstorm

I thought for sure that this was satire.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Maelstorm

i’ve seen them. they are only intimidating if you know you’re not legally allowed to vote here. i know i can vote, they don’t bother me at all.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 7:23:57 PM 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: DouglasKC

With the left you can almost be certain that the line between satire and reality are often indistinguishable.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 7:29:16 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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“Why would any legal voter be put off by these signs?”

Probably for the same reason the dems hate seeing The Ten Commandments posted anywhere- it is a list of everything they are doing wrong and being reminded they will be judged by it.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 7:34:41 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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“It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting”

Actually it should read: “It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting TWICE.”

or

“It certainly leads to an atmosphere where some will think twice about voting ILLEGALLY.”


41 posted on 10/12/2012 7:35:50 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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Legal and labor activists and community members said the signs deliberately target and seek to intimidate blacks and Hispanics, other minorities and the poor - as well as ex-convicts

You just gotta love how they tell on themselves. None of those groups would be intimidated if they weren't doing something illegal.

42 posted on 10/12/2012 7:39:18 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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The Republicans are going after voter fraud.

Democrats say that Republicans are targeting the Democrat base.

I agree. Nice that the Dems confirm their guilt.


43 posted on 10/12/2012 7:40:30 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: All

My Grandfather was a staunch conservative...He voted republican till the day he died......

Now he votes democrat....


44 posted on 10/12/2012 7:41:11 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: ilovesarah2012
...cash and cigarettes...and OBAMAFO's

Don't fo'get ObamaFo's.

45 posted on 10/12/2012 7:45:27 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: JW1949

Now if we can get the majority of the public aware of how Obama is planning on cheating and stealing the election by having his billionaire done buddy,Soros, count the votes overseas in Spain with his company, SCYTL


46 posted on 10/12/2012 8:05:49 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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Guess that’s why the polls show Obama clinging to that 55% to 54% lead over Romney despite the fact that nobody has actually ever met anyone who is voting for Obama. Need the outcome to be “plausibly reportable”


47 posted on 10/12/2012 8:17:54 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: jsanders2001

When I first heard that, I thought it was satire, but it’s TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:16 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: SpaceBar

“Eventually, all the commies and their enablers will have to be rounded up.”

Undeniably true, especially since that’s what they intend to do with all of us!


49 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:21 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Maelstorm

Legal voters won’t think twice.


50 posted on 10/12/2012 8:23:11 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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