Of course the Trump Administration is filled with liars. Why do you ask?

The U.S.D.C. for Colorado issued a TRO against the U.S. Postal Service finding that:
"The Notice [distributed by the U.S. Postal Service per Postmaster General DeJoy] provides false or misleading information about the manner of Colorado's elections by stating that voters should '[r]equest [their] mail-in ballot
(often called 'absentee' ballot) at least 15 days before Election Day' and 'mail [their] ballot at least 7 days before Election Day.' In reality, Colorado voters do not need to request a ballot at any time. Voters who receive a ballot do not need to mail the ballot back
at least 7 days before the election; they may alternatively deposit that ballot at a drop-box or may choose to vote in person up to and including on election day.
If a ballot is lost for whatever reason, a Colorado voter can request a replacement ballot at any time or vote in person. Thus, the Notice, which provides patently false information regarding Colorado elections, jeopardizes Colorado's constitutional right
to establish the 'Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections.'" (Internal citations omitted.)

Here's a link to the opinion: slnews.us/pbgl091320a

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