Cat got your vote? NYC candidate brings pet to polling place

Nov 2, 2021, 6:53 AM | Updated: 7:00 pm
Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa talks to reporters with a rescue cat named Gizmo after voting in New...

Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa talks to reporters with a rescue cat named Gizmo after voting in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

              Republican Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa talks to reporters with a rescue cat named Gizmo before voting in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa's wife, Nancy Regula, helps Sliwa get his mask on while he holds a cat before entering a polling place in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa takes off his beret as he talks to reporters before voting in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa talks to reporters with a rescue cat named Gizmo after voting in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa, tried to bring a furry friend to his polling place on Tuesday — one of his many pet cats.

Sliwa, who lost the race to Democrat Eric Adams, showed up at his Manhattan voting site with the animal cradled in his arms. It is one of the more than a dozen rescue cats he lives with at his studio apartment. But he was told the cat had to stay outside.

Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol four decades ago, then got in a dispute with poll workers who also wanted him to remove a red jacket emblazoned with his name out of concerns it could violate laws against electioneering at polling places.

Eventually, Sliwa was allowed to cast his ballot, which then briefly jammed in the voting machine.

An elections worker fixed the jam, the ballot was counted and Sliwa was soon reunited with the cat.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

concede...
Associated Press

GOP’s Joe Kent contests results of Washington state race

Republican Joe Kent's campaign said Friday it intends to request a machine ballot recount of the counties within southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District.
13 hours ago
Gavel...
Associated Press

Case against man arrested in 1994 death of woman dismissed

Criminal charges against a man suspected in the 1994 murder of a Vancouver, Washington, woman have been dismissed.
13 hours ago
From left, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, European Commission...
Associated Press

US, EU agree to intensify talks on ‘green subsidies’ dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union agreed Monday to intensify talks to resolve EU concerns over major subsidies for American companies contained in a U.S. clean energy law. Although no deal was reached at a meeting of the bilateral bilateral Trade and Technology Council, the two sides pledged to continue work on […]
2 days ago
FILE - Michael Avenatti speaks to members of the media after leaving federal court on Feb. 4, 2022,...
Associated Press

Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in California fraud case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced in Southern California on Monday to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution after admitting he cheated four of his clients out of millions of dollars. The sentence should run consecutively to the five-year prison term he is currently […]
2 days ago
Associated Press

Minnesota board stalls addiction help for minority students

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Minnesota school district is expected to vote Monday on a $1.1 million state grant meant to help curb drug use among students of color after a pair of board members delayed accepting the money by arguing it could discriminate against white students. At least five members of the seven-person Faribault […]
2 days ago
Associated Press

Remains of soldier who died in WWII Japanese POW camp ID’d

BOSTON (AP) — Experts have identified the remains of a soldier from Massachusetts who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the the Philippines during World War II, the military said on Monday. Army Pfc. Arthur L. Pierce, 26, of Malden, was accounted for in July through mitochondrial DNA analysis as well as […]
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.
SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Cat got your vote? NYC candidate brings pet to polling place