In a 2001 survey on state and provincial flags in North America conducted by the North American Vexillological Association, the redesigned Georgia flag was ranked the worst by a wide margin; the group stated that the flag “violates all the principles of good flag design.” In 2002, Sonny Perdue was elected Governor of Georgia, partially on a platform of allowing Georgians to choose their own flag in a state referendum. He authorized the Georgia legislature to draft a new flag in 2003. Read more here: /http://liveitloveitdoit.com/site/2013/04/on-this-day-in-2003the-georgia-legislature-omitted-confederate-flag-design-from-state-flag/
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