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Continued: Key election in Mexican border state locked in tight race, with both sides claiming victory

  • Article by: MARK STEVENSON , Associated Press
  • Last update: July 8, 2013 - 4:41 PM

The cat's campaign managers — his owners — asserted in a statement that his real number of votes may have been 8 percent or more of the total, because many precincts also appear to have listed votes for the cat as "void," a column that included about 5,400 more votes, rather than "unregistered." That would have placed the black-and-white feline in fourth place in the race, ahead of six other candidates.

Hundreds of voters sent photos of their ballots to the cat's web site, showing their voting cards marked "Morris" and "Morris The Cat."

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