A cat, chicken and a donkey were also on the ballot, but the election results seem a little “fishy.”
The battle for the American presidency might have been close, but in the small Kentucky town of Rabbit Hash, a pitbull called Brynneth Pawltro won the mayoralty by a landslide.
Brynneth beat off competition for the job from a cat, chicken and a donkey for the coveted post to provide political leadership in the small township about 70 miles north of the state capital, Frankfort.
There was a whiff of suspicion about the election with the good-natured dog winning by a margin of 3,367 votes. This would be fine but for the fact that, according to the 2010 US census, Rabbit Hash has a population of 315.
Some might even suggest that the election was rigged.
In the rest of the United States the basic principles of democracy are based on one person, one vote. But in Rabbit Hash it was a case of one dollar one vote.
Voters could cast as many ballots as they were willing to buy.. But it was all in a good cause to raise money for the Rabbit Hash general store which was badly damaged in a fire in February….
According to Bobbi Kayser, one of the directors of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, Brynneth has a wonderful temperament.
“She’s a lover, she’s such a sweet dog. She is a pit bull rescue and she’s going to be quite the ambassador for that breed,” she said….