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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:59 PM

U.S. voting officials scramble in wake of 'misleading' USPS mailer

Earlier DU thread: Federal Judge Orders USPS To Stop Sending 'Patently False' Mailers To Voters, 'Will Sow Confusion'

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Source: Reuters

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 5:09 PM UPDATED 31 MINUTES AGO

U.S. voting officials scramble in wake of 'misleading' USPS mailer

By Andy Sullivan
2 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A voter-outreach effort by the U.S. Postal Service drew a growing backlash on Monday as election officials in several states warned voters that the embattled agency was providing inaccurate information about how to vote in the Nov. 3 election.

The statements by officials in West Virginia, Maryland, Utah and Washington state come after a federal judge in Colorado on Saturday ordered the Postal Service to cease delivery of postcards he said contained “false or misleading information” about how to cast ballots by mail.

The Postal Service says it is trying to comply with the order, even though most of those postcards in Colorado have already been delivered. It has asked U.S. Judge William Martinez to reverse his decision.

“The intention of the mailer was to send a single set of recommendations that provided general guidance allowing voters who choose mail-in voting to do so successfully, regardless of where they live and where they vote,” spokeswoman Martha Johnson said.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-postal/u-s-voting-officials-scramble-in-wake-of-misleading-usps-mailer-idUSKBN2653EO

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