5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota town

Five year-old Robert Tufts is no longer mayor of Dorset, Minn. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Five year-old Robert Tufts is no longer mayor of Dorset, Minn. (Screenshot from YouTube)

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, Last Updated: 2:42 PM ET

Five year-old Robert Tufts is no longer mayor of Dorset, Minn.

The youngster lost to 16-year-old Eric Mueller on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

The town, with a population of about 22, has no formal government.

Residents can pay $1 to "vote" at ballot boxes in stores and can vote as many times as they like during the informal mayoral elections. Proceeds go towards a town festival.

Tufts was first elected mayor in 2013 when he was three years old.

While mayor, Tufts was able to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. He said he's hopeful his two-year-old brother will run in the future.


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