After the mistake was pointed out, the elections administrator in Atascosa County, Janice Ruple, was quick to put the blame on her predecessor. "I don't think it's funny. It's a serious thing," she declared, perhaps chagrined that she hadn't noticed the mistake either in the three years she had held her office.
Now, I should be kind and point out that Chile's and Texas' flags are somewhat similar. They both share the same coloration: red, white, and blue; both have a red bar on the bottom half of the flag; and both have a white star in the middle of a blue field. So mistakenly confusing one for the other is understandable. But in Texas itself? I know of few other states where the citizenry are so into their flag, so the mistake really is surprising.
|State Flag of Texas|
|Flag of Chile|