The US state of Colorado has threatened to sue the US Postal Service (USPS) over attempts to confuse voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold made the announcement Saturday over pre-election mailers the agency has sent out across the nation.
“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. “In Colorado, every registered voter is sent a ballot without having to make a request and voters are urged to return ballots by mail sooner than seven days before the election.”
The Post Office’s ability to deliver mail-in ballots on time has been a contentious issue in the run-up to the November race.
“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,” Griswold said. “That is why I am filing a lawsuit against the USPS to cease this mailer and help shield Colorado voters from this misinformation.”
The announcement was made amid fears of cheating in the presidential election, in part by the Trump administration's crackdown on the mail-in ballots, considered more essential than ever in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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