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Billboards warning against voter fraud have been popping up in predominantly black, Hispanic and college neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Cleveland and Columbus -- cities in potential swing states.

Civil rights groups say the messages are meant to intimidate left-leaning demographics in an attempt to suppress the vote.

The billboards are owned by Clear Channel, who is not saying who posted the ads; the company says the buyer asked to remain anonymous. But it's against Clear Channel's own policy for advertisers to be anonymous, and on top of that, similar ads went up 2010. Clear Channel's response: we made a mistake signing those contracts, but we're not taking down the ads.

Oh, by the way, the co-owner of Clear Channel? Bain Capital.

All this from NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/10/18/163158185/swing-state-billboards-warning-against-voter-fraud-stir-backlash
Post Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:29 pm
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those fuck clear channel shirts are never going out of style
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some vile, villainous shit
Post Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:23 pm
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Sorry for being a simpleton here but the articles don't really explain this.... How does this message intimidate voters, I don't get it? Also don't totally understand what voter fraud is in this context I think..?
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Jesse Custer wrote:
Sorry for being a simpleton here but the articles don't really explain this.... How does this message intimidate voters, I don't get it? Also don't totally understand what voter fraud is in this context I think..?

They make people think that they could be doing something wrong when they go and vote (improper ID, etc.) So people are afraid of getting arrested and don't vote.
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http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13221476-romney-family-buys-voting-machines-through-bain-capital-investment
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i like when i read my facebook news and everyone is acting like the election is godamn sports competition ,ignorant comments and just rooting for their favorite "team"
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I've honestly defriended people for the shit the say on facebook, the least of which is their articulate and well-argued political views. Election time really outs a lot of idiots and misled Americans.
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There is a ROMNEY BLIMP outside my office right now.
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I'm so excited it's almost over.
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anomaly wrote:
I'm so excited it's almost over.


For sure. Elections always become these really sickening things for me where you just want to be put out of your misery. Except usually the misery just continues under a different name, in a different form.
Post Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:55 am
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This has been the worst election cycle in recent memory. So much complete bullshit on both sides, and completely inescapable.

I mean, the guy who is probably going to win it, openly has said that they weren't going to let facts drive their campaign. Like openly, willing to say whatever on a given day will win the newscycle for that day. Because he cynically knows that is now how the game is being played.

I mean it is the media's fault because of how they cover this. Where they have to have something that CHANGES the election happen every four hours.

It's just...I dunno. This is all a helluva smoke screen. Romney is ostensibly propped up by what--like ten super rich dudes who have decided they want to buy the country? Our government doesn't make sense to me anymore. Our electoral process is a complete joke. I have felt demoralized about the whole thing from the jump.

I can't in good conscious support either of these guys. The bullshit they agree on is the stuff where there NEEDS to be a third or fourth or fifth party calling them out on it.

Whatever. The drawbridges were pulled up four years ago. We're all going to drown like rats anyways. And to be honest we deserve it. At least if Romney is president we'll see more open revolt.
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*pops on tin foil sombrero*

- Halo 4 released the night before election.
- Record numbers of young male voters stay home and shoot each other instead of voting.
- Romney becomes King of America
- Invades Canada.
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Plum Puddin' wrote:
*pops on tin foil sombrero*

- Halo 4 released the night before election.
- Record numbers of young male voters stay home and shoot each other instead of voting.
- Romney becomes King of America
- Invades Canada.


Sadly, you're probably onto something here.
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