Kentucky town elects new mayor — this French bulldog named Wilbur

The U.S. is on the edge of its seat waiting to see who’ll be the next president, but in a small Kentucky town, a clear leader has emerged — and he walks on four legs.

Rabbit Hash, an unincorporated community along the Ohio River, has elected a French bulldog named Wilbur Beast as its new mayor, the town’s historical society announced Tuesday in a Facebook post.

“Mayoral election in Rabbit Hash has been called! Wilbur Beast is the new mayor with an amazing 13,143 votes (highest winning total ever) toward an election total of 22,985!!! (Also the highest total ever for a Rabbit Hash election),” the post, written by the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, reads.

The dog fight was no ruff contest, the society said. Newly anointed Mayor Beast eclipsed his rivals — a beagle named Jack Rabbit and Poppy the golden retriever — by more than 10,000 votes.

The second- and third-place winners were awarded Rabbit Hash Ambassador positions, so they still have a shot in the dog-eat-dog world of Ohio politics, the society said.

Rabbit Hash has chosen canines for mayor since the late 1990s — and the “election” is a fundraiser for the historical society, which charges $1 a vote, WWLT reported.

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