Looks like someone didn’t do their research! In Atascosa County, Texas, election officials are correcting a mistake on absentee ballots that depicted the flag of Chile. Although strikingly similar to the Chile flag, the Texas banner has some noted differences. They are both red, white and blue and have a white stripe at the top and a red one at the bottom. They also have a blue box with a white star. The main difference is that the Texas flag displays the blue box along the left side whereas on the Chile flag, the blue box with the star is in the top left-hand corner.
Janice Ruple, elections administrator, put the blame on a previous employee for the mixup. She said, “We just never caught it.” But someone should have! Instead, voter Troy Knudson noticed the error on his ballot.
Ok, so it was an easy mistake to make but come on! The president of Chile is probably getting a good chuckle out of this one.
Clearly, this whole snafu could have been prevented if someone was a little more creative when designing. I mean use your imagination a little flag designers. Do your research and come up with something a little better than an imitation. Well, atleast the error was caught.