In a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people’s goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart — this week electing one as mayor.
He may be a political novice but the goat’s name, Lincoln, brings with it a storied pedigree.
And the leading human official in Fair Haven — population about 2,500 — hopes the long-eared, three-year-old animal’s election can serve as a bit of a lesson in democracy.
In Tuesday’s poll, Lincoln was victorious over 15 other candidates including Crystal the gerbil and many dogs and cats. Read more