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Voter Intimidation Billboards Appear In Minority Neighborhoods In Cleveland

By Ian Millhiser  

"Voter Intimidation Billboards Appear In Minority Neighborhoods In Cleveland"


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Dozens of billboards touting stiff potential jail sentences and fines recently appeared in predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods:

A person is more likely to be hit by lightning than to commit in-person voter fraud, so the signs are unlikely to deter a practice that is already almost completely non-existent. They are far more likely, however, to intimidate lawful voters who are unsure of their rights and may be spooked from voting by the threat of a felony conviction.

[HT: Rick Hasen]

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