October 13, 2010 by USA Post
Both flags are surprisingly similar. They both have red and white horizontal stripes and a vertical band of blue with a white star. However, as shown below, it is an essential difference between the amount of blue and placement of the star on flags. Election staff, however, has not recognized this feature.
The Statesman reports that Texas students studying in Japan first noticed the error and it has attracted the attention of officials. In e-mail to the Statesman he shared his reaction to the error.
I guess it’s funny in some way, but my first reaction was disbelief more than anyone had noticed.
The administrator of elections in Atascosa County, Janice Ruple said that the error was the responsibility of his predecessor. According Ruple the woman who held his job before it “took liberties” with the ballots, adding elements to his own will. Ruple was not sure how long the Chilean flag was ballet unnoticed.
As to how the flag of Chile has managed to last on a ballot in Texas, Ruple said simply:
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