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Meet Duke the Dog, The First-Ever Animal Elected as Mayor

Aug 24, 2016 06:20 AM EDT
Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog
In this picture is a Tavish, Great Pyrenees dog. This breed is similar with Duke, the mayor-dog who is voted as mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota
(Photo : HeartSpoon/Creative Commons License/Wikimedia Commons)

A dog is not only a man's best friend. In Cormorant, Minnesota, a dog can also be a mayor.

No kidding. This happened last weekend.

According to a report from Mirror, the dog named Duke won again for the coveted position. Yes, we are talking about a seasoned mayor here, as this year is Duke's third term. A very, very lucky dog Duke is.

WDay said that Duke won three years ago by accident. According to David Rick, Duke's owner, it happened due to a write-in vote where one pays a dollar and vote.

This nine-year old Great Pyrenees was with the residents of Cormorant, who were enjoying their yearly Cormorant Daze event. It seems like everyone who voted for Duke is in good spirits and they all supported Duke's mayoralty race.

"He's the only dog that's been elected mayor in America." said Becky Ulven told WDay.

Duke won by landslide, making it pretty amazing on how popular he is with his citizens. And of course, not bad for a dog. It was a great day for the residents of Comorant. Beaming with pride, these residents gave Duke a victory pat to celebrate his awesome victory.

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

WDay said that Duke's winning will land him to doghouse though. But do you ever wonder what Duke will do after winning?

 "He's pretty busy working at the farm," said Nelson.

It must be pretty unimaginable and unthinkable to have a dog as a mayor, but for the people in Comorant, Duke's winning is not something unusual -- as they said, Duke has done great things for the community. Perhaps, Duke united them.

But perhaps, is there even anyone who didn't vote for Duke? And yes, Duke even has a rival.

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

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