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Bizarre: 7 year old dog elected mayor of town in the US


In one of the more bizarre news stories of the day, residents of small town named Cormorant, in Minnesota have named Duke, a seven-year-old dog, as their new honorary Mayor after he won the town’s recent election “by a landslide”.

Twelve people in Cormorant each paid a dollar to cast their votes that saw Duke emerge from a five-week election campaign as the overall winner.

The Voters have said that Duke the dog guards the town and makes the community safer, even ensuring cars do not break the speed limit.

Although despite not being human or even running a campaign, Duke, who belongs to a resident in the village, has proved an overwhelming choice.

One Resident Tricia Maloney told a local reporter for WDAY6: “He won by a landslide. He doesn’t know how to handle this publicity.
“Poor Richard Sherbrook that owns the Cormorant Store, he didn’t even have half as many votes as Duke did,” she added.

After winning the election Duke the dog was treated to five hours of grooming and a new outfit.
Duke will be officially sworn in as mayor in a ceremony due to take place on Saturday.

It is reported that a local pet shop,Tuffy’s Pet Food will be donating a one year supply of kibble to reward him for his service in lieu of a salary.

Duke’s unusual appointment comes after original mayor Robert Tufts stepped down from his role as mayor of thetown in Minnesota.

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