By design standards, the District’s flag is a fairly simple one—three red stars above two horizontal red bars on a white background. Should be simple enough to cut out and paste on the cover of a government pamphlet that gets sent out to 456,633 registered voters ahead of a general election, right?
The guides being sent to DC voters this week in preparation for the November 4 general election feature the District flag on their cover, with one obvious, bone-headed mistake: the flag is upside down, a glaring error that elicited Twitter groans from some eagle-eyed local government observers.
This upside down flag is why we can’t have nice elections. pic.twitter.com/ugB1oDVn47
— Jason Terry (@JTinDC) October 16, 2014
— Chewy (@CapCityChewy) October 16, 2014
I mean, when you turn the official DC voter’s guide upside down the flag is right-side up, so they’ve got that going! pic.twitter.com/l5oWWNPma4
— Jesse Byrnes (@jessebyrnes) October 16, 2014
— Tom Sherwood (@tomsherwood) October 16, 2014
Denise Tolliver, a spokeswoman for the DC Board of Elections, claims the upside down flag is part of a game her agency wants voters to play on its website to identify what’s wrong with the voter guide. OK, then.
Find Benjamin Freed on Twitter at @brfreed.