Wednesday, July 29, 2015

David Ortiz finished third in Boston's mayoral election

Just a few short days after the World Series champion Boston Red Sox paraded through downtown Boston, the city's citizens flocked to polling places to cast their votes in the 2013 mayoral election. Longtime labor leader Martin J. Walsh won the election with 72,514 votes. He narrowly claimed victory over opponent John Connolly's 67,606 votes.

David Ortiz finished third in Boston's mayoral election

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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as the Red Sox´s David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as the Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Just a few short days after the World Series champion Boston Red Sox paraded through downtown Boston, the city's citizens flocked to polling places to cast their votes in the 2013 mayoral election. Longtime labor leader Martin J. Walsh won the election with 72,514 votes. He narrowly claimed victory over opponent John Connolly's 67,606 votes.

David Ortiz came in third.

More than 550 write-in votes were cast in the election and, according to WGBH, Big Papi received more of them than anyone else.

While there is no official tally of the write-in votes in Tuesday's Boston mayoral election, it appears that the man below received more votes than anyone else, according to the Boston Election Department.

It's an impressive showing for someone who was not actually running for the seat. [WGBH]

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