All hail Mayor-elect Wilbur.

By Austin Cannon
November 05, 2020
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Credit: Rob Stone Photography

Here’s the late-breaking election news you’ve been waiting a few days for: Wilbur Beast, a French bulldog, will serve as the next mayor of Rabbit Hash, Ken.

The Frenchie rode all-time high turnout to a decisive victory, collecting 13,143 votes—the most ever in a Rabbit Hash election. His 57 percent of the vote easily beat out runners-up Jack Rabbit, a beagle, and Poppy, a golden retriever, who received 2,836 and 2,417 votes, respectively. 

"Thank you for the vote of confidence from local supporters and people from all over the world! It’s an exciting adventure and a deeply meaningful cause to preserve the river hamlet town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky," Wilbur said in a statement to the Cincinnati Enquirer.  

The election is really a fundraiser for the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, which oversees the preservation of the small town. According to the election’s Facebook page, each vote equated $1 in fundraising. In all, the election raised $22,985, the most it’s ever raised. 

Wilbur replaces Mayor Brynn, a pit bull who will finish her four-year term this year, the Inquirer reports. Jack Rabbit and Poppy will serve as Rabbit Hash Ambassadors along with Lady Stone, who's been an ambassador since 2016.  

There you go. At least we have one election settled in this country.