A dog contesting for governor in a U.S. State of Kansas, has been disqualified, though there is no law prohibiting animals from running for elections in the state.
Terran Woolley, the dog’s owner, used the state’s oversight to file the paperwork that would allow his 3-year-old wire-haired Visla named Angus P. Woolley to run for the election but Kansas election officials barred it on Tuesday.
“I thought, ‘Hey, why not Angus? He’s a good dog, he’s smart and I think he could provide better leadership than what we’ve had the last seven years in our state,” Woolley said.
Caskey that he does not “know what would happen if a dog tried to” run. “I can’t point you to a law that says anything about the qualifications to run for governor.”
“Under Kansas law, there is no law governing the qualifications for governor, not one,” Caskey also said.
“So there’s seriously nothing on the books that lays out anything, no age, no residency, no experience; nothing.”
Any passed legislation would not impact the 2018 election.