LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — The District of Columbia’s Voter Guide looks a little off this election cycle. The guides, which are reportedly sent out to more than 300,000 residents, show the D.C. stars and bars upside-down.
Residents that received the pamphlet were quick to voice the mistake on social media.
Now we’ll never be a state RT @RebeccaKKatz: DC apparently messes up their own flag in voter guide (via @jinksdc) http://t.co/aTgRWD7QZs
Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) October 16, 2014
Fun fact: If you turn your voter guide upside down, you can see the design of the D.C. flag.http://t.co/xH1mlnuqlI
Zach Rausnitz (@rausnitz) October 16, 2014
The upside-down flag was also on the digital version on the D.C. Board of Elections website Thursday.
DC Board of Elections Voter Guide displays upside down DC flag on cover.http://t.co/egEcqbugdn
Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) October 16, 2014
An elections official now says the flipped flag was, indeed, a mistake.
The Washington Post reports that Board of Elections Executive Director Clifford Tatum told a D.C. Council member in an email that the upside-down flag was an error.
Denise Tolliver, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Board of Elections, had originally said Thursday that the printing wasn’t a mistake but rather a deliberate attempt to engage voters after a low-turnout primary election in April.
“I am sorely disappointed by the mistakes printed in the 2014 General Election Voter’s Guide. This is yet another example of the type of glaring mistakes that continues to occur,” D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie said in a statement.
He is calling on the city to audit the election board.
One thought on “Upside-Down Flag Printed on Thousands of D.C. Voter Guides”
Perhaps DC IS IN distress.
Perhaps the militia should ride into DC and help…