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Postal Service To Stop Misleading Mailers In Colorado

Jonathan Payne
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to stop any remaining post cards en route to Colorado voters that have misleading information about mail-in voting in the state.

The U.S. Postal Service on Friday agreed to destroy any mailers with misleading information about Colorado mail voting that it had not already sent, settling a lawsuit filed by the state's top elections official.

The postal service already sent 2.4 million postcards to the state's 4.1 million voters before a federal judge ordered it to stop earlier this week. The postcards urged voters to request mail ballots and send them in at least a week before Election Day on Nov. 3. That information is misleading in Colorado because all voters are mailed a ballot, and they can deposit them in drop boxes up through Election Day.

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Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold sued to halt any additional deliveries. As part of the settlement, the postal service agreed to let the state review any additional information campaigns to prevent voter confusion.

“I look forward to working with the U.S. Postal Service to ensure every Colorado voter is equipped with the information they need to successfully participate in the Nov. 3 election,” Griswold said in a statement.

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