Every year the Westminster cat-of-the-year competition votes for the cat that will be deemed Purr Minister for the next twelve months. While this competition is meant to raise awareness for abandoned pets, it recently raised awareness that people might cheat and rig votes for their favorite feline.

One cat suddenly got 30,000 votes overnight from Australian, raising suspicions that a computer algorithm was placing the votes instead of actual people. If you thought politicians would resort to anything to get themselves elected, you haven’t seen what cats and their owners might do to win a competition.

Click here to learn more about possible vote rigging in a cat competition.

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