(PCM) As if the city of Flint, Michigan did not already have a bad enough reputation, but now due to some sort of clerical error in city’s electoral department, a pig named Giggles is now in the running to be the cities new mayor.
The clerical error made by the city caused all of the mayoral candidates to miss the petition deadline, so therefor none of their names will appear on the official voting ballots. The election will not be up to write-in candidates, and hence Giggles the pig has her fair shot.
Mike Ewing, Giggles owner, says that he saw the clerical error as an opportunity to launch a political campaign for Giggles, who also happens to have her own Facebook page and the trending hashtag #Giggles4Flint. The Facebook page now has over 3,000 likes and continues to climb.
Ewing and several others were also angered that one of the mayoral prospects was previously convicted of murder and the clerical error was the final straw to make him decide to take action. The residents of Flint are mortified that their city could not even get a simple mayoral election correct.
In praise of Giggles for mayor, Ewing posted the following campaign message “I hope that you will vote for her as a mayoral candidate who has never murdered a human. She has never placed citizens in harm by driving drunk on the highway, and has never interrupted public business and public meetings. She is a sweet and intelligent animal – which is more than can be said for some candidates.”