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USPS Stands by Colorado-Ballot Notices That Judge Deemed ‘False’

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The U.S. Postal Service said a judge acted too late when he ordered the agency over the weekend to stop sending notices to Colorado residents about requesting mail-in ballots that state officials claim are misleading. Most of the post cards have been sent already, the USPS said.

U.S. District Judge William Martinez on Saturday granted an emergency request from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, for a restraining order forcing the 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.