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Duke The Great Pyrenees Dog Was Elected As Mayor Three Times

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The town of Cormorant must be pretty happy with their mayor. After all, they've elected him to three consecutive terms. But who wouldn't be happy to have a fluffy, white Great Pyrenees dog running their town? Mayor Duke is the only dog in history to have been elected mayor in the United States.

In 2014, Duke was elected for his first term in the Minnesota town of approximately 1,000 people. And he won by accident. Only 12 ballots were cast in the 2014 election, and Duke won after a few people wrote in his name. In August of 2016, the 9-year-old dog was reelected for his third year-long term. Watch the video below to see the pup and hear what a resident of the town has to say about him.

Meet Mayor Duke

How did the Great Pyrenees get elected for three consecutive terms?

It's a Cat! It's a Mayor! No, It's Stubbs, Alaska's Cat Mayor

Cormorant isn't the only American town to elect an animal to its highest office.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. A cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for more than 15 years. 00:07

  2. Stubbs the cat was on ballot for mayor in an Alaskan town initially as a joke, but he won. 00:32

  3. Stubbs the cat, mayor of Talkeenta, Alaska, is now a big tourist attraction for the town. 00:47

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