A judge granted a temporary restraining order Saturday evening after Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service over a USPS mailing to Colorado voters that includes what the lawsuit states are “false statements.”
The restraining order will temporarily bar USPS from mailing additional cards to Colorado voters, though it’s not known exactly how many cards have already been mailed out. The Postal Service says these cards have already been delivered to most households and will reach every residential mailing and P.O. Box address in the coming week.
The complaint states the mailer will “disenfranchise Colorado voters, including its uniform military and overseas voters; mislead them about Colorado’s election procedures; infringe Colorado’s Constitutional right to conduct its elections; and interfere with the Secretary of State’s ability to oversee Colorado elections.”
The complaint called the mailer an effort at “voter suppression,” a charge levied against President Trump, who has claimed without evidence that mail-in voting leads to voter fraud and that election results are likely to be “rigged” as a result.