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Postal Service settles lawsuit over misleading Colorado mailers with false voting info

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed this week against the U.S. Postal Service over pre-election mailers the agency sent out nationally that could potentially confuse voters. 

The settlement came Thursday, several days after a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction to temporarily ban the Postal Service from sending the mailers, which included mail-in voting information that was not in line with Colorado’s mail-in voting procedures.

Griswold and other election officials in states where registered voters do not need to request mail-in ballots complained to the post office that the mailers may confuse voters in their states. 

In their settlement with Colorado, the Postal Service will “take all reasonable measures” to not to deliver any more of the pre-election mailers and to destroy ones that are unsent.

Griswold will also have input on changes to the Postal Service voting information website and other media outreach to prevent information that might mislead Colorado voters.

“We are pleased that through open dialogue and communication with the state of Colorado we have resolved this matter, and look forward to working with the state and others across the country as we prepare for the election,” the Postal Service said in a statement to The Hill.

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