Duke the Dog Mayor Gets Elected to Third Term

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Since its 2014 mayoral election, Cormorant, Minnesota has gone to the dogs—and that's the way its citizens like it. As Mashable reports, a 9-year-old canine has just been elected to a third term as mayor of the small town.

Duke the Great Pyrenees is the only mayor, canine or otherwise, to govern Cormorant and its about 1000 residents. The town held its first election for mayor in 2014, after 140 years without one. A total of 12 votes were cast, and Duke accumulated enough write-ins to claim the title.

After two one-year terms in office, Mayor Duke has been reelected to a third term with a landslide vote. He celebrated the victory with congratulatory pats from his constituents.

”I don't know who would run against him, because he's done such great things for the community," Karen Nelson, a Cormorant resident, told WDAY 6. There was one vote Duke failed to secure: According to his owner, it went to Duke’s girlfriend, Lassie.

[h/t Mashable]

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