The Sac Bee shows how labor is pulling out the stops to falsely scare potential petition signers into passiveness, using the specter of identity theft to keep the voters at bay. Democracy at its best…
Radio ad claims signing initiatives increases risk for identity theft
Update: The president of the state building trades unions has acknowledged helping fund the effort. Read more here.
As backers of several high-profile ballot measures hit the streets looking for signatures, a new radio ad has surfaced warning listeners that signing initiative petitions puts voters “at risk for identity theft.”
The 60-second spot, which is airing on at least one Southern California radio station, features a man telling his spouse she should not have signed a petition at the grocery store.