Looks like humans are passé now because animals are all set to replace them in Politics
Lincoln, the goat has managed to become the next Mayor of Fair Haven which is a small town in the heart of New Jersey. The town consists of only 2500 people (of course) and wanted to save themselves from the trouble of having a human mayor.
The competition for the little goat was tough with 16 other pets in race, however, Lincoln, who is just 3, won the competition by beating a dog with 3 votes. Lincoln joined the office on 19th March, 2019 for tenure of one year.
Joseph Gunter, the town’s manager, said, he was inspired by a similar story from Michigan and thought it could be a great idea to raise funds for constructing a playground in the town.
Though, the event could only raise about $100, since the entry fee was only $5.00, but “It was a great way to introduce the elementary school kids to local government,” Gunter said.
The balloting for pet mayor was held along with the regular Town Meeting Day vote, with everyone from the town invited to cast a vote in the election.
Well, all we can say is keep an eye around your city, who knows the next pet politician might be around the corner.
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