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Dog is elected mayor for third year in a row

By T.K. Randall
August 25, 2016 · Comment icon 17 comments

Would you vote for a dog ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 HeartSpoon
The people of Cormorant, Minnesota have once again voted for a dog called Duke to be their mayor.
As if politics couldn't get any weirder, the 9-year-old Great Pyrenees has somehow managed to get elected in to office for the third time in a row in what appears to have been a landslide victory.

"Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie," said his owner David Rick.

The peculiar trend of voting for a canine mayor began three years ago when Duke won the vote quite unexpectedly during the annual Cormorant Daze Festival.
His duties, which typically involve appearing in advertisements and billboards for the town, may be minimal, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming something of a celebrity in the local area.

It is also highly likely that he will end up winning the vote again next year as well.

"I don't know who would run against him because he's done such great things for the community," said local resident Karen Nelson.

Source: New York Daily News | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Eldorado 7 years ago
He's now a pro at mounting the podium.
Comment icon #9 Posted by spartan max2 7 years ago
so much room for puns 
Comment icon #10 Posted by coolguy 7 years ago
Congrats duke
Comment icon #11 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 7 years ago
Lucky town...
Comment icon #12 Posted by White Unicorn 7 years ago
First thing I thought too. It must be a town that has a city manager and weak mayor system.Weak mayor is just mainly a public figure head that can perform marriages.  I wonder if Duke has performed any marriages!  This is something unbelievable for animal rights! Wouldn't this set a legal precident that you didn't have to be human to hold office? Wow. Duke I'm so impressed! 
Comment icon #13 Posted by ChaosRose 7 years ago
I can't blame them for voting Duke. He's so fluffy. First lovable politician ever. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by Keleneki 7 years ago
Good boy!  Good dog!  ::heart::
Comment icon #15 Posted by psyche101 7 years ago
Missed this year, but maybe he can run against Kanye for President? 
Comment icon #16 Posted by ChaosRose 7 years ago
I wonder how many people are going to write him in. 
Comment icon #17 Posted by TheGreatBeliever 7 years ago
Of cos they will like it. It says yes to everything..

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