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The Cat Who's Running For Mayor Is Going To Have To Be A Write-In Candidate

Morris the cat wants change meow.

Posted on June 24, 2013, at 1:27 p.m. ET

Morris the cat, a proposed candidate in Xalapa, Mexico's mayoral race, won't be allowed to run because he's not a human.

Mexico / Reuters

Morris' owners, David Cruz and Sergio Chamorro, wanted Morris to be a candidate because they're disillusioned with the empty promises of the city's politicians.

Felix Marquez / AP

Their campaign slogan was "Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat."

Felix Marquez / AP

Morris has more than 110,000 Facebook likes, more than any of the human candidates, but they still won't let him run.

Mexico / Reuters

The people really like him. Here, a woman holds a poster reading "Help Morris. Only Morris can help." as the streets flood.

Stringer / Reuters

Chamorro is asking voters to write in Morris or draw a cat on their ballots since they can't actually vote for him.

Mexico / Reuters

A donkey and chicken are also running.

Stringer Mexico / Reuters

The election is July 7.

Stringer Mexico / Reuters

Good luck, Morris.

Stringer Mexico / Reuters

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