By LaShunda Campbell
Last week, the headlines were flooded with the news of alarming billboards surfacing in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods around the U.S. Many grassroots organizations believe that the unsolicited billboards warning residents that voter fraud was a felony were strategically-placed in minority-populated counties with the intent to intimidate eligible African-American and Latino voters.
Clear Channel has agreed to remove the ads, but many are concerned that with less than three weeks from the election, the irreversible damage has already been done. The billboards sparked confusion and fear among residents in targeted areas who obviously wouldn’t attempt to manipulate the election results. However, the billboards were paid for by a private family foundation that thought Mr. Voter Fraud might just be residing in inner-city hoods.
Biko Baker, Executive Director of The League of Young Voters, hits the streets of Milwaukee to speak to young black voters to get their thoughts about voter fraud and the billboards that have recently popped up in their neighborhoods.
Check out this comical video highlighting Biko’s quest to find out both where voter fraud lives and to gather a description of what voter fraud violators look like.