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Colorado secretary of state sues USPS over election mailers she says misleads state's voters

September 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testify at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee is holding a hearing on "Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots." (Photo by Tom Brenner-Pool/Getty Images)

Colorado's secretary of state filed a lawsuit on Saturday against the US Postal Service, embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other USPS officials over a pre-election mailer that includes information she says will mislead voters in the state.

(CNN)Colorado's secretary of state filed a lawsuit on Saturday against the US Postal Service, embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other USPS officials over a pre-election mailer that includes information she says will mislead voters in the state.

The USPS has been sending out mass mailers with voting information, but in states like Colorado that conduct their elections entirely by mail-in ballots, the boilerplate information is not accurate.

Voters in the District of Columbia -- which along with Colorado and eight states will conduct their general election by mail and will automatically send ballots to voters when they become available -- have already begun to receive the mailers.

Griswold previously asked USPS to not send the pre-election mailers to voters in her state as to not cause confusion.

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