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Morris the Cat runs for mayor in Mexico

AP, MEXICO CITY

Morris’ Web site has a collection of memes that picture him yawning while describing his “ample legislative experience,” an image that mirrors photographs of lawmakers sleeping during congressional sessions.

Morris’ campaign managers are asking supporters to write in “Morris” or draw a cat’s face on the ballot to send a message to authorities, who are not taking the cat’s growing popularity lightly.

Members of the electoral institute of Veracruz last week called on voters not to waste their vote on a cat.

“We are asking for people to participate by voting for those citizens registered on the ballots,” Veracruz Electoral Institute president Carolina Viveros told local media last week. “Everything else is part of expressions happening in social media and I respect that, but you have to vote for the registered candidates, please.”

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