(KSBW-TV) America’s debate on voting rights typically centers on voter discrimination and ID laws. But on the Central Coast, there’s a voting controversy over a dog.

Richard Davis doesn’t think dogs should vote, but he used his golden retriever, named Cooper, to expose flaws in Monterey County’s election system.

The Pacific Grove man went online and filled out a voter registration form for Cooper. The pooch received a registration card in Davis’ mailbox showing that Cooper is now a registered voter in Monterey County. The dog also got a voter ID number.

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