There have been clowns running for office. And corrupt politicians. But in Ecuador, they will not allow a jackass to appear on the ballot. 

Ecuador officials have denied a request by dozens of citizens in the city of Guayaquil to let a donkey run for office. 

At least 40 people paraded their candidate through the city's streets to the electoral council offices. Mr. Burro even wore a tie. But officials refused to even let them in the door on Thursday, even though backers had dummied up a mock voter registration card showing the candidate's photo superimposed on a man wearing a business suit.

Donkey backer Daniel Molina told local television stations the goal was to call voters' attention to the seriousness of the February election, not to insult any party.

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