Curtis Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol four decades ago, is running for mayor. However when he brought his cat to the polling place, he was told he had to leave the cat outside.

Apparently if anyone is going to influence voters, it’s going to be a cat inside the polling place. Fortunately, polling officials let Slow vote while someone watched his cat outside. After he voted, he was reunited with his cat once more, which proves that even though cats can’t vote, they can influence their owners to vote the way they want.

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