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Sean Combs & Russell Simmons Team Up

Last week, the stars got together to record voting PSAs, and the ads have been placed in several key states....

  • Thaddeus Kromelis
November 2, 2008

As the 2008 Election draws to a close, the stars are coming out to protetct voting rights. Last Friday, along with the Advancement Project, the Brennan Center produced several PSAs featuring Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Russell Simmons. I've posted them below. Here's some of the release announcing the campaign

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Russell Simmons have teamed up with the Advancement Project and the Brennan Center for Justice on a voter education campaign in the key states of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado. The campaign kicked-off Saturday, with the release of Public Service Announcements, released to radio, which gave voters important information to bring ID and to contact 1-866-OUR-VOTE with any problems.

When voters show up at the polls and have their eligibility questioned, they may be asked to vote with "provisional ballots." Known as a fail-safe for voters who are being challenged or who are not on the rolls, provisional ballots should be treated skeptically.

Rules vary from state to state, but these ballots are often counted only if the voter appears in a voter registration database or if the voter can provide evidence of his eligibility in the days after the election. For this reason, many provisional ballots go uncounted. In the 2008 primaries, 40% of provisional ballots were ultimately rejected.

Listen to the recordings after the fold...

 

Sean Combs | Florida

Click to listen to Combs' recording.


Sean Combs | Virginia

Click to listen to Combs' recording.


Russell Simmons | Colorado

Click to listen to Simmons' recording.


Russell Simmons | Florida

Click to listen to Simmons' recording.


Russell Simmons | Ohio

Click to listen to Simmons' recording.


Russell Simmons | Virginia

Click to listen to Simmons' recording.