Angus, a dog from Hutchinson, Kansas, recently threw his bone in the ring for the state's gubernatorial election — but Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office said Angus will not be allowed to file for candidacy.
Kobach was the Vice Chairman of President Trump's voter fraud commission and has implemented strict voter ID laws in Kansas. He is currently running for governor.
A dog would not be allowed to officially enter the governor's race since several laws reference that the governor has to be an individual or person, Kansas director of elections Bryan Caskey said to the Kansas City Star.
Terran Woolley, Angus's owner, told The Hutchinson News that he got the idea for Angus to run after six teenage boys jumped into the race. Kansas currently has no law regulating who can run for state offices.
“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 to The Hutchinson News.
As of now, the teens are still safe. But Kansas state Rep. Blake Carpenter has introduced a bill that would require candidates for the state's top offices to be 18 years or older.