In a follow-up to posts from last week, it looks like the “voter fraud” billboards are coming down in Milwaukee. It appears there were enough complaints about the actual intent of these billboards (voter suppression) to force them to come down. Unfortunately, who knows what effect the billboards had on the voting population while on display (note: as of last week, I noticed the billboards still up).
Defenders of the billboards counter that the display was just stating the facts. Voter fraud is a felony. That is true and undisputed. No one is disputing the law or the facts. The issue is the underlying intent. The facts have long-revealed that voter fraud is a virtual non-issue. This is a scare tactic to intimidate and, more significantly, to confuse voters (the billboards are meant to look intense). If they keep one voter from heading to the polls, they have (unfortunately) served their insidious purpose. Glad they are coming down.