Federal judge barred USPS from sending election mails with ‘false statement’

A federal judge on Saturday temporarily banned the US Postal Service from sending election mailers, because the Colorado Secretary of State said they make “inaccurate statements.”

Judge William Martinez, appointing Obama, approved the temporary ban order Saturday evening, and it will run until September 22, unless extended by the court, CNN reported.

Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold, who Sued Against the Postal Service, Postmaster General Louis dejoyLouis DeJoyNYC surviving statue shows Trump dead dead of war, COVID-19 victims show court documents removed Postal Service. 711 mail-sorting machines this year There is a ‘significant delay’ in the postal service of. And local postal leaders announced the order on Twitter on Saturday first.

“@USPS should stop sending misinformation to Colorado voters,” she posted.

Griswold accused the Postal Service of sending inaccurate information to Colorado voters through the mailer, requiring voters to request a mail-in ballot to obtain one, which is not the case in Colorado and four other states.

The Secretary of State said that he filed the lawsuit after the postal service was delayed or the mailers were not sent to his state.

Martinez ordered the defendants to submit an “account” of all notices sent across the state by 17 September.

The judge said in court documents obtained by CNN, “This accounting, at least, includes the number of such notices mailed to Colorado postal patrons broken down by the first three digits of the destination US Postal Service zip code.” ”

Mailers encourage voters to request their mail-in ballots at least 15 days before Election Day and return them at least seven days in advance.

Griswold told CNN that he thought the mailers “could start” with good intentions but were “suspicious” because of it President TrumpDonald John Trumptrump slams Nevada governor at rally, shoots back at NFL match Mike Holmgren in response to Trump’s epidemic, throws support to Biden Watch Live: rallies to supporters in Trew Nevada“Pattern of Voter Suppression.”

The Postal Service told Hill in a statement on Sunday that it would review the court’s decision “to determine the appropriate next steps,” noting that the court “acted prematurely” by issuing an order without a hearing Or give the Postal Service a chance to reply. .

“We believe that the presentation of complete facts will demonstrate that the court’s decision is legally unfounded,” the statement said.

The Postal Servant stated, “The mailer’s intention was to send a set of recommendations that provided general guidance, which allows voters to mail-in voting, so that they can successfully vote where they live and where they vote.” Can. ” Each state has its own rules and time limits.

A legal challenge comes as the election approaches and a record number of mail-in ballots are expected to be cast between the coronovirus epidemics.