Ohio company removing voter fraud billboards

CINCINNATI - An outdoor advertising company says it's in the process of removing voter-fraud messages from billboards in the Cincinnati area.

Norton Outdoor Advertising said Thursday it has reached an agreement with a family foundation that has been running the displays to remove them as soon as possible.

The billboards read: "Voter Fraud Is A Felony!"

The company's executive vice president Mike Norton said in a statement that the foundation bought the ads to make people aware of voting regulations, and not to make a political statement. He said they agreed to take the ads down because they were being viewed as an attempt to intimidate voters, which Norton said is counter to the advertising campaign.

Clear Channel Outdoor said earlier this week it was pulling down voter-fraud billboards after similar complaints.

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