The U.S. Postal Service settled a lawsuit brought by Colorado election officials over a mass-mailer about mail-in voting that a judge deemed “false,” agreeing to destroy cards that hadn’t been sent yet and work with the state on its election media campaign.
The settlement agreement was filed late Sept. 17 in federal court in Denver
U.S. District Judge William Martinez last week granted an emergency request from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, for a restraining order forcing USPS and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt mailings that urge voters to request mail-in ballots in the state. The mass mailing would confuse voters because the state already automatically mails ballots, the judge ruled, saying he was “deeply troubled” by the “false or misleading information” in the USPS notices.