D.C. Board of Elections apologizes for printing upside down District flag on voter guide


    A screen grab from the D.C. Board of Elections website shows an apology posted. (WJLA photo)

    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Mayor Vincent Gray said an upside-down District of Columbia flag printed on the cover of the city's voter guide was a "complete fiasco" and tests his confidence in the elections board.

    Gray said matters were made worse when a D.C. Board of Elections spokeswoman said the upside-down flag wasn't a mistake, but rather a deliberate attempt to engage voters after a low-turnout primary election.

    The board's executive director later said the upside-down flag was an error, and on Thursday the board offered an apology both on Twitter and on its' website.

    We're so sorry - http://t.co/m4NL3eP9s1

    — Vote4DC (@DCBOEE) October 23, 2014

    The voter guides went to more than 300,000 households.

    Gray said his faith in the board "has been tested severely" and that he isn't confident about how it will handle the Nov. 4 election.

    Elections officials have said they've addressed computer glitches that caused major delays in counting votes in the April primary.

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