Colorado Secretary of State Threatens to Sue USPS Over Mailers

  • Colorado Secretary of State Threatens to Sue USPS Over Mailers

Colorado Secretary of State Threatens to Sue USPS Over Mailers

But local leaders say there's probably a lot less planning necessary than the document makes out.

"Confusing voters about mail ballots in the middle of a pandemic is unacceptable", Griswold tweeted.

The postcard, which is part of a national campaign by USPS, encourages voters to request their mail-in ballots at least 15 days prior to election day on November 3.

The lawsuit - filed in U.S. District Court in Denver against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Regional Postmasters Samarn Reed and Chris Yazzie - contends that such deceptive tactics violate the "Times, Places and Manner" portion of the Constitution's Election Clause as well as the state's right to control its own elections under the Tenth Amendment. The county called it "not relevant" and said it was "causing confusion" about the state's mail-in voting system.

"Voters in Washington do not need to request a ballot, as ballots are automatically mailed to all registered voters at least 18 days prior to Election Day", Wyman said in the statement. Additionally, Californians don't have to worry about getting a stamp.

The postcard, sent to homes across the country, contained a checklist meant to help those voting by mail prepare for the upcoming November elections which are now less than eight weeks away.

The mailers include general information about mail-in voting and encourage voters to request mail-in ballots and submit them with ample time.

"Why is the USPS telling voters a different timeline?"

James Boxrud, a USPS spokesperson, told Denver7 in a statement that the postcard is part of a non-partisan campaign that the agency launched to educate the public on the upcoming election.

Vincent Moleski covers business and breaking news for The Bee and is a graduate student in literature at Sacramento State. "The non-partisan campaign neither encourages nor discourages mail-in voting; rather, it is created to reach and inform all voters about the importance of planning ahead if they plan to vote by mail". He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the university's student newspaper, the State Hornet.