The Colorado Secretary of State sounded the alarm on Twitter late Friday, saying the United States Postal Service had sent postcards to voters across the country containing inaccurate information that could undermine the election and “suppress the vote.” Jena Griswold tweeted that the postcard, which was sent to all American homes, was “confusing” voters in many states, saying that they must request a ballot, even though many states automatically send the ballot to every registered voter. The postcard also recommends that voters “mail your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day,” with some states, such as Colorado, saying to send voters early.
“Why is USPS telling voters a different timeline?” Griswold tweeted. “Secretaries of State asked @USPS Postmaster General DeJoy should review the draft before sending election information to voters to ensure accuracy. But he refused. Millions of postcards are now being printed and mailed to voters with false information, ”she said, adding that although Colorado officials asked USPS not to send the postcards, they refused. “It simply came to our notice then @USPS, But in some parts of the country, with the recent postal slowdown, it is doubtful that they will refuse to listen to election experts, ”she wrote. “It is unacceptable to confuse voters about mail ballots in the midst of an epidemic. It can undermine confidence in the election and suppress the vote, ”she said.