Colorado sues USPS and Postmaster General for potentially misleading voters

Washington voters urged to ignore absentee ballot suggestions from Postal Service postcard | Bellingham Herald

"My concern is that two of those five tips really are not applicable to the state of Washington", Dalton said, "and so I'm concerned about the confusion that's going to cause for our voters here".

"These false statements will disenfranchise Colorado voters, including its uniform military and overseas voters; mislead them about Colorado's election procedures; infringe Colorado's Constitutional rights to conduct its elections; and interfere with the Secretary of State's ability to oversee Colorado elections", the complaint reads. "There is no need to sign up or request to receive a mail-in ballot to vote in the upcoming election".

In a Twitter thread Friday, Secretary of State Jena Griswold complained the USPS postcard being sent to every household and PO Box in the nation is "not just confusing, it's WRONG" when it comes to Colorado.

Washington state voters should ignore a note suggesting they apply for absentee ballots, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a statement Friday evening, September 11. "I will do everything in my power to stop @USPS from sending misinformation to voters".


Colorado's top election official has filed a lawsuit and restraining order against the U.S. Postal Service over informational postcards that she says constitutes election misinformation.

"The mailer incorrectly asks that voters request a mail ballot 15 days before the election and return their ballots by mail at least seven days before the election", Griswold said in a statement. "The importance of this election, combined with the fact it is being held amidst a national pandemic, further heightens the need to provide correct voting information to Coloradans". If they are registered to vote, one will automatically be sent to them.

Griswold claims USPS officials refused to delay or stop the campaign in Colorado since the information provided in the mailer does not apply in the state. Colorado is already part of a multi-state federal lawsuit filed last month that challenges organisational changes made by DeJoy and the Postal Service that the states say may hamper mail-in voting.

DeJoy, a supporter of President Donald Trump and a former Republican Party fundraiser, has come under fire from Democrats for instituting cost-cutting reforms at the post office that have slowed the processing of mail.

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