By Joy-Ann Reid of theGrio.com

An obscure family foundation has confirmed that it paid for a billboard advertising campaign warning of the legal penalties for voter fraud.

Matt Brusky, with Citizens Action of Wisconsin, joins other community leaders to object to what they say are billboards that suppress the vote. They were gathered at a billboard at 22nd and Morgan to make their announcement, Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

A joint investigation by theGrio and One Wisconsin Now revealed that the Einhorn Family Foundation, led by Steven Einhorn, was behind the billboards, which began appearing in minority-heavy parts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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 eventually taken down after weeks of protests.

Now, the Einhorn Family Foundation is acknowledging it was behind the billboard campaign. When first contacted by theGrio, a public relations firm representing the foundation denied they had any part in purchasing the billboard ads.

Read more and view interview with Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now revealing the involvement of the Bradley Foundation also, here.