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Mayor Papi? Not even close, Boston elections officials say

Published November 8, 2013 11:24 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in Boston that some residents think he should be mayor. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Tuesday's election. But contrary to initial reports, Ortiz did not finish third. City elections officials say 560 write-in votes were cast altogether, but they don't count those not cast for declared write-in candidates. Therefore, the exact number of votes the World Series MVP received is unclear.