The Lone Star… country

As Chile celebrates the rescue of the trapped miners, folks in Atascosa County are probably wondering… is that the Texas flag hung by the rescue site??

The San Antonio Express News
writes about the confusion with some ballot design.

Election officials recently learned that small instructional inserts in the county’s absentee ballot packets were stamped with an illustration of the wrong flag.

Just below the words “Make Your Vote Count,” there it was: not the proud red, white and blue of the Lone Star State, but the strikingly similar Chilean flag.

Both flags feature red and white bands, and a five-point white star centered on a blue background. But the block of blue extends only halfway down the left side of Chile’s flag, while it stretches from top to bottom on the Lone Star State’s version.

It can happen to anybody, right? Well, it happened to Texans!

Can you tell which is which?


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