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Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 1:44 PM

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 2:17 PM

I saw the story (by Bill Geist) on CBS Sunday Morning and thought it was a great piece of Americana. Rabbit Hash, Kentucky uses its mayoral election to raise funds to maintain the town's historically significant wooden buildings. The show had profiles of the front runners and interviews with citizens, all very tongue-in-cheek, non-partisan and in good fun for a good cause.

Vote for Toby! He would be Rabbit Hash's first 3-legged mayor.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7722)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 2:32 PM

I voted for Peggy Lee - the three legged poodle.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 2:38 PM

Higgins is the dark horse.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7722)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 2:57 PM

Smoke is correct-o-mundo!

Koota  (Level: 189.1 - Posts: 2120)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 10:17 PM

Higgins has my vote! LMAO, Smokie!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 10:59 PM

You Americans have some very quaint voting customs !!!!
Do you know we have electoral colleges and dimpled chads
these days....

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Mon, 3rd Nov '08 9:20 AM

Do you have a Secretary of State like Florida had in 2000.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7722)
Wed, 12th Nov '08 12:09 AM

Although not as critical as the US presidential election- here is the final tally for Rabbit Hash, Kentucky!
I voted for Peggy Lee- oh well, "is that all there is?"

An estimated 215% of local registered and unregistered voters swarmed the polls here in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky for the 2008 Mayoral election.

A highly contested race from the beginning, this race has not let up since it began on Old Timers' Day, 2008. Ten dogs, one cat, one opossum, one jackass, and one human being vied for the ultimate position of political power in this small Ohio River community in Boone County, Kentucky.

It was a dog-eat-dog race. Only this morning, the front runner was Travis the cat, holding a modest lead over two canine contenders. Travis showed a steady popularity the entire day, gaining the majority of the popular vote cast during the day.

After the presidential polls closed at 6:00 PM EST, the focus and the voters and the money relocated to Election Central in the Rabbit Hash barn. Food, fellowship, and good old American politics then prevailed for the next hour or so......and boy-oh-boy did things get heated. Candidates were chasing each other around the barn while the humans on the other end of the leashes were cutting deals and lobbying the public. Bark-The-Vote was the order of the day as the characteristic idiosyncrasies of the Darwinian mix prevailed. Growls, yelps, nips and bites were rampant amongst the candidates. The human conceded early on. Some of the canines followed suit. It was a political battle unrivaled in American political history.

In the waning moments of the months-long ordeal, the great common denominator reared its ugly head and responded to the "last call.' Money flew like fur and the hair was rising the length of each and every spine. Even the dogs knew something was going on as they pulled on their leashes in an attempt to control their handlers.

The final tally was reported:

Lucy Lou New Mayor of Rabbit Hash 8085 votes

Toby Runner-up 4596 votes
Travis 3721 votes

Higgins 2229
Macy 1182
Izzy 580
Pike 557
Rembrant 494
Noggin 184
Molly 150
Peggy Lee 73
Cletus 54
Manson 8
Paulette 5
Alex 2
Ruby 1

This reflects 100% of all precincts in Rabbit Hash. The results have been confirmed and are official.
Rabbit Hash Historical Society

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