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The truth behind 'Big Papi for Mayor'

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

Could David Ortiz add "Mayor of Boston" to his list of accolades?

Well, not really. The World Series MVP may have received a lot of write-in votes in this week's Boston Mayor's race, but they don't actually count.

The Boston Election Office says that athletes and celebrities often get write-in votes, but unless they are requested they are not counted.

A representative with the Office also said that after the World Series win, they saw even more votes for Red Sox players. 

The new Mayor-elect in the City of Boston is Marty Walsh.

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