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D'oh! Detroit billboards advertise wrong election date

(Image: Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press)

I know it's a factual error, but given Detroit's penchant for picking lousy leaders, I can't decide whether or not this was actually a bad thing...

(Image: Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press)

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Billboards advertising the city’s upcoming general election sent the wrong message to residents over the weekend.

Many of the 14 billboards gave a September date for the city’s general election. The election actually is Nov. 5.

City Clerk Janice Winfrey said the billboards — 11 purchased by the city and three given as a bonus from International Outdoor, which manages the billboards — were updated Saturday with information about the city’s general election.

“It’s a mistake,” Winfrey said Monday. “People make mistakes. International made such. I saw it Saturday. I called them.”

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