A white conservative foundation finally admitted to putting up billboards only in minority communities that threatened years in prison and stiff fines for voter fraud, just a week before the election.
One Wisconsin Now and thegrio.com exposed the Einhorn Family Foundation, led by Steven Einhorn, who put up the ads in minority-heavy parts of Milwaukee with just weeks to go before the presidential election. The boards were bought anonymously from Clear Channel Outdoor advertising by a “private family foundation,” and were taken down after weeks of protests.
Of course, none of these threatening billboards ever appeared in any predominantly white community in Wisconsin — just the black ones. Apparently, no white person has ever committed voter fraud in Einhorn’s mind, which is laughable.
After public pressure, the Einhorn Family Foundation is finally acknowledging it was behind the billboard campaign. When the organization were first asked if they were behind the ominous billboards, the public relations firm representing the foundation denied they had any part in purchasing the billboard ads.
A statement released late Monday by the Einhorn Family Foundation states the following:
“Stephen and Nancy Einhorn placed these billboards as a public service because voter fraud — whether by Republicans or Democrats — undermines our democratic process. By reminding people of the possible consequences of illegal voting, we hope to help the upcoming election be decided by legally registered voters.”
In response, Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now had this response, according to thegrio.com:
Perhaps their Chicago public relations firm could answer why the Einhorns only felt it was necessary to target legal voters in minority communities, and why they didn’t feel the need to do this “public service” throughout communities across Wisconsin where a majority of the residents are white. Or put their name on it, rather than hiding behind the cowardly veil of anonymity.