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Goat is elected mayor of town in Vermont

Posted on Sunday, 10 March, 2019 | Comment icon 24 comments

Lincoln will represent his town at a number of local events. Image Credit: USDA
A 3-year-old Nubian goat by the name of Lincoln has been elected by the townspeople of Fair Haven.
With a population of around 2,500, the small town does not actually have a human mayor and instead favors an animal-based representative selected through a ceremonial mayoral election.

This year's ballot, which featured a total of 16 different animals including dogs, cats and a gerbil, was ultimately won by Lincoln the goat who managed to beat a dog named Sammie 13 votes to 10.
The position is - as you might expect - an honorary one, with Lincoln being expected to attend various events including the Memorial Day parade for which he will wear a custom-made mayor's sash.

The peculiar choice of representative has helped to raise money for a local elementary school and will, according to Gunter, serve to introduce the town's children to politics.

Whether Lincoln will win the vote again next year however remains to be seen.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (24)

Tags: Goat, Mayor

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by tortugabob on 12 March, 2019, 12:35
Why am I not surprised? Didn't Vermont as a state go for that serial criminal Hillary?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Impedancer on 12 March, 2019, 13:29
He's probably friendlier than Thrump.
Comment icon #17 Posted by MasterHex on 12 March, 2019, 14:36
awesome a goat! we have a few Cat Mayors in Canada they are cute and far better then people. I forget which towns not mine sadly but yeah.
Comment icon #18 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 12 March, 2019, 15:28
Meh. Lajitas, Texas had a goat for a mayor twenty years ago. And ours drank beer, and is now stuffed and mounted in a bar in Terlingua.
Comment icon #19 Posted by TripGun on 12 March, 2019, 16:05
Comment icon #20 Posted by Mantis914 on 12 March, 2019, 21:25
Vermont already has an old goat for Senator... Sanders.
Comment icon #21 Posted by C L Palmer on 7 May, 2019, 16:12
I was going to say that for Vermont this isn't surprising since they keep electing Sanders. He has the IQ of a low-functioning goat, and probably knows even less about economics.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Impedancer on 7 May, 2019, 16:45
Goat for president !!! If i could vote for him i would :-)
Comment icon #23 Posted by aztek on 7 May, 2019, 17:34
that is Bernie sanders state, hm,
Comment icon #24 Posted by freetoroam on 9 May, 2019, 18:54
If you do not read on, you could mistake this for parliament.

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