So that there is little guess work ... the targets of the voter suppression and voter intimidation are Mrs. Mitchell's supporters. There have also been allegations that white males in camouflage attire have been following the endorsed Democratic female African American candidates; and Mrs. Mitchell has complained that quite a few of the (vote for Neomia Mitchell) yard signs have been removed by people driving around in trucks (she also states that when she ran against the mayor previously, a lot of her yard signs were missing). Mrs. Mitchell has also complained that there were voter registration applications she turned in to the Board of Elections that could not be found at the Board of Elections. The stuff we've heard about or seen for our very own eyes is shocking.
Here is something interesting:
In an early piece of campaign literature put out by the mayor, it shows a picture of a bunch of Mrs. Mitchell's yard signs in a big heap in front of former Mayor Ciaravino's yard signs. Where did he get that picture? Better still ... how was he able to get a picture of Mrs. Mitchell's yard signs conveniently placed in a pile in front of a pile of Ciaravino's yard signs?
The Democratic Party (given the problems that confronted them in Cuyahoga County) we believe, would not endorse a candidate that they felt had any real and substantial and highly incriminating evidence linking her to any crimes or scandal. That's why, we think, they chose Mrs. Mitchell. It seems the mayor wants people to think otherwise (maybe trying to have her investigated). We feel this is unbecoming of a mayor of any city (see Mayor Lansky's pictorial characterization of his African American female opponent) .
We also learned that some of the salary raises that were given over the last few years, may not have gone thru city council as they should have (correct us if we're wrong). Why the council president did not take a stand when it happened (if it happened), is a mystery to us.
Please remember (Maple Hts statistics):
[Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.2%(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for Black residents, 13.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)]
Where has television and print media been in investigating what appears to have been going on in Maple Heights? Where are they now?
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Several residents complained that a "Re-Elect Lansky" yard sign was placed on their lawn without their permission and the letter below was left at their house (we have permission from them to post it). We leave it up to you if you consider this "voter intimidation". (Click on the image to enlarge it.)