Aaron Judge, Kristaps Porzingis among sports stars receiving votes for NY mayor
When it comes to New York sports fans, it appears the best way to putting a local superstar on a pedestal is by placing them on a ballot.
No, not an All-Star ballot or the like. New Yorkers instead added the likes of Kristaps Porzingis and Aaron Judge, among others, to the ballot in the recent New York mayoral race via write-in votes.
There were over 2,000 write-in votes in an election that Bill de Blasio, a noted sports fan (albeit not of the ilk that thrills his constituents happy), secured another term as New York’s mayor.
And it would appear that Aaron Judge’s historic rookie campaign for the New York Yankees resonated more with write-in voters than Kristaps Porzingis’ ascension to alpha male with the New York Knicks.
According to a Board of Elections certification report, Judge received 10 write-in votes while Porizingis — who previously joked about receiving votes — garnered nine.
Other big-name New York sports heroes received write-in votes as well. Recently ousted Yankees skipper Joe Girardi and icon Derek Jeter each garnered two votes, while Giants quarterback Eli Manning received one vote.
Manning was of course unceremoniously benched on Tuesday. Perhaps he can take some solace in the fact one person thought of him in the ballot box. But probably not.