Colorado’s attorney general announced Tuesday that the state is joining a federal lawsuit to challenge recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service.
“Coloradans depend on the U.S. Postal Service to conduct business, pay bills, order prescriptions, and to vote by mail,” said Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat.
“The sweeping changes that the postmaster general implemented at the Postal Service are illegal and threaten to undermine our state’s independent authority to conduct elections,” he added.
Recent cuts have been blamed for slowdowns in mail delivery across the country and have led state officials to warn of threats to Colorado’s mail voting system. At a major mail distribution center in Denver, five bar code sorters and a sequencing system have been removed, Weiser said.
This is a developing story and will be updated.