A 9-year-old dog has been re-elected mayor for the third consecutive time.
The dog emerged winner after a landslide victory in a vote held over the weekend.
His landmark victory earns him a third consecutive term as mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota. Voters paid $1 each to cast ballots in the election, which was held during the annual “Cormorant Daze” festival.
“Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie,” David Rick, Duke’s owner, told local ABC station WDAY.
According to enthused locals, the dog named Duke has a high approval rating.
“I don’t know who would run against him,” one Karen Nelson told WDAY 6. “He’s done such great things for the community.”
According to Rick, the pup was originally elected by accident via write-in votes. Only 12 votes were reportedly cast in that 2014 election.
While Duke’s role is somewhat unusual, he’s not the first animal to be elected to office in the U.S.