The US state of Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the US Postal Service for sending misinformation to the state’s voters about voting by mail. This was announced on Saturday, September 12, by the state’s Secretary of State Jenna Griswold.
“We have also requested a temporary injunction against the U.S. Postal Service. Their post cards containing misleading election information are stored in warehouses in Denver and they refuse not to mail them. So we are asking the judge to stop them,” she wrote on Twitter.
So the mailing card says (Griswold posted an example of it on her page) that voters must request ballots by mail in advance and mail them no later than seven days before the presidential election.
The secretary of state’s office noted that Colorado officials will mail out ballots without a request, so the information listed in the mailing is not true.
Earlier on Saturday, US President Donald Trump renewed his call for voters to vote by mail in advance and then, when the polls open, to go and see if the vote is counted, and if not, to vote there. Twitter flagged the head of state’s post with a warning, saying the US president’s call violates the social network’s election rules, but access to it has been maintained because it may be of public interest.
Trump opposes voting by mail in presidential elections. In his opinion, such a voting procedure would make the election corrupt and entail fraud.
The US presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 3, 2020.