David Ortiz Received the Most Write-In Votes for Boston Mayor

Thursday November 7th, 2013

Red Sox victory parade

In case there was any doubt about the effect of a good October Surprise on a candidate's chances, here comes news that David Ortiz received the most write-in votes in Boston's mayoral election Tuesday (how many of the 560 write-ins were him, exactly, is unknown).

Unfortunately, he fell a few thousand short of actually winning, so we'll be denied an undoubtedly amazing acceptance speech. [WGBH via SB Nation]

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