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.