USPS Intentionally Delivers False Election Procedures in Two States

Mish

Residents in Nevada and Colorado received fake news straight from the US Post Office.

Dear Postal Customer 

Please consider Colorado, Nevada Election Chief Accuse USPS of Sending Out Voter Disinformation.

The top elections officials in Colorado and Nevada, two states which mail ballots to all active registered voters, said the US Postal Service on Saturday is intentionally sending election information on a USPS postcard to Americans which runs counter to the election laws of vote-by-mail states, by telling people they have to request their ballots for the November elections.

“For states like Colorado where we send ballots to all voters, the information is not just confusing, it’s WRONG,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold wrote on Twitter.

"These recommendations are not accurate for Nevada voters,” said Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske on Saturday. “Voters who wish to vote by mail do not need to request a mail-in or absentee ballot this year.”

Correction from the Colorado Secretary of State

Mish

Comments (39)
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Quatloo
Quatloo

The postcard shown clearly says that rules “vary by state” and that readers should “contact your election board to confirm”, so calling this intentionally false seems misleading

Jmurr
Jmurr

Why would you trust the most incompetent agency to handle the ballot. Just wear a mask to the voting booth and no virus can touch you, right?

Realist
Realist

Hilarious! What a shit-hole country the US is turning into under Trump. I’m waiting for him to get the courts to rule that the only political party allowed is Republican! Too funny!

Herkie
Herkie

I got one today, tossed it, I am voting in person, there is no way they are not counting my vote.

Sechel
Sechel

I'll go with Hanlon's razor on this one.

My gut reaction is the USPS is simply encouraging people to note by mail early, which seems prudent

numike
numike

how do I get them to stop stuffing my box with local store pulp paper ads? ty

Webej
Webej

I see absolutely no evidence of intention.

If there is intention, who benefits. Republicans are traditionally accused of suppressing votes, not encouraging. Cui Bono?
It states that rules “vary by state” and that readers should “contact your election board to confirm”.
This could just as well be an unfortunate or misconceived bureaucratic lapse.

Kimo
Kimo

I see we're off to a great start. If you've been to a grocery store in the last six months, you can handle a voting booth. The few that have avoided any public contact, please, request an absentee ballot. Using an unrequested ballot is like saying you don't care as much about voting as you care about, say, eating ice cream. Oh, I thought so.

AWC
AWC

Trivialities there, Mish. The Federal Reserve Bank is blowing up the US Economy, and we’re worried about the Postal bureaucracy tripping over it’s untied shoe laces.

mharris240
mharris240

Got one today too, in Lake County Florida. Immediately tossed it in the garbage.

rojogrande
rojogrande

I received this exact postcard in California. Did the USPS just send it everywhere to make sure people were aware they needed to request a ballot early if one wasn't being sent to them? Is it "false election procedures" because the USPS didn't tailor it to each state's laws? The postcard even says to contact your election board to confirm. This is a nonissue and the title to the post is over-the-top off base.

George_Phillies
George_Phillies

There are five points. 1, 2, 4, and 5 are state non-specific. "You do not need to request an absentee ballot" is fine, unless one does not appear in your personal mailbox a few days out, in which case the time to move is weeks in advance. But if you followed point 2, you already knew what was supposed to happen, and by when. The level of complaining is excessive.

FactsonJoe
FactsonJoe

There will be MASSIVE election fraud in Nevada and Colorado since ballots will be sent to people's old addresses for those who have moved and many of the new residents will vote with those ballots especially if they are ILLEGAL immigrants like quite many are in both Nevada and Colorado or fervent anti-Trumpers tuned to CNN and MSNBC and many voters who would not vote will have their ballot filled by some relative eager to get rid of Trump or even snatched from the mailboxes by BLM/Antifa/Democrat activists or Democrat neighbors and filled out and the fraud will be impossible to prove because there is no way to show who sent the ballot and who stole the ballot.

This is a MOCKERY of Democracy and elections.

In every civilized European country one takes their ID with them and goes to the voting place and has their government issued ID checked by the election official and is then given a voting ballot and crossed over from the voters register as having voted and then fills out the ballot in a booth and goes to drop it into the box and it is even stamped with the official seal as vote that is to be counted before dropping it into the box so no extra votes can turn up anywhere since the voting ballot needs to have the stamp to get counted.

Even third-world countries who dip each voters finger with permanent ink lasting few days have more secure and better elections than Nevada and Colorado.

The Democrats running Nevada and Colorado should be ASHAMED of themselves.

USA election security is WORSE than 3rd world countries.

Sechel
Sechel

Over the Postal Service’s objections, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Postal Service from continuing to deliver the postcards in Colorado, and other states are considering similar legal action to stop the mailers, which are being delivered nationwide.