Ben Carson’s Campaign Just Made a Mess Out of the U.S. Map by Ben Geier @FortuneMagazine November 18, 2015, 1:52 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons Ben Carson and his presidential campaign have run into their fair share of controversies, but the latest gaffe is around something no one would have expected: cartography skills. Tuesday night, the Carson campaign published an inexplicably wrong map of the U.S. on social media. You can see the erroneous map next to a correct version below, in an image Tweeted out by the Washington Post: Ben Carson’s campaign is being secretly funded by The Onion https://t.co/hjVAlVCBlN pic.twitter.com/PjempRHERP — Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) November 18, 2015 The purpose of the map was to show which governors were and were not open to accepting Syrian refugees, but the bad geography has become the story here. The false map turns Connecticut down next to Vermont but without a border, forming a new right-angled shaped state above New York. The bottom half of the Empire State, meanwhile, became beachfront property. On top are the rest of the New England States. By Wednesday afternoon, the tweet and Facebook post had been deleted and a corrected map had been issued: UPDATE: 4 more Governors are accepting Syrian refugees into their States. More info here: https://t.co/qwuxTirCZN pic.twitter.com/Lc8M3E4FT4 — Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) November 18, 2015 Fortune has reached out to Ben Carson’s campaign team for an explanation and will update this story if they respond.