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Published August 05, 2013, 02:26 PM

4-year-old Bobby Tufts elected to second term as Dorset, M.N. mayor

Hundreds were holding their breath Sunday in Dorset, Minnesota as a member of the audience reached into the voting bin to pick the town's new mayor. It was a proud moment for many as 4-year-old incumbent Robert Tufts was picked to serve another term as mayor to the town of 25.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

Hundreds were holding their breath Sunday in Dorset, Minnesota as a member of the audience reached into the voting bin to pick the town's new mayor. It was a proud moment for many as 4-year-old incumbent Robert Tufts was picked to serve another term as mayor to the town of 25.

Thousands cast their ballot in an election that usually only gets a few

hundred votes. Dorset's election is unlike any other. Voters pay a dollar to cast their votes and place them in the ballot box.

Bobby Tufts has quite the fan base in Dorset. His mother Emma says "He has a lot of votes, and everyone we talk to says we already voted for him."

To add to the small town's eccentric election, one of Bobby's biggest competitiors, a last minute entry, was a lizard.

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