Kicker – Registered Demi-cat

NICK EICHER, HOST: In a presidential election year, there’s always a push to register people to vote—emphasis on people. Bear with me.

For a family in Atlanta, that registration push got a little interesting.

Ron and Carol Tims said they checked their mail recently and found a voter registration application addressed to Cody Tims. 

Here’s the thing: Cody has been deceased for more than a decade. 

Oh, and here’s the other thing: Cody… well, Cody, before his death, really wasn’t qualified to vote.

TIMS: What a great cat! Indoor, outdoor – loved his family, loved the neighborhood.

That’s right, Cody, the cat.

Carol Tims told WXIA…

TIMS: There’s a huge push, but if they’re trying to register cats, I’m not quite sure who else they’re trying to register. I don’t know if they’re registering dogs.

The Georgia secretary of state’s office said the mailing came from a third-party group. 

Cody never had an official party affiliation, but Carol said Cody was a…

BASHAM: No, no, don’t say that…

EICHER:He was small of stature, so that would make him a Demi-cat.

BASHAM: Dad joke, ugh!

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Fox News, Ron and Carol Tims)

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