If they were sincerely concerned about preventing any “spoiling’’ of elections, the Massachusetts Democrats could simply pass Ranked Choice Voting. But that’s been sitting in the Legislature untouched for 10 years.
When you think about it, the spoiler argument is really phony. Disaster doesn’t strike when a Republican governor takes office in Massachusetts. The Democratic Party holds over 90 percent of the seats in the Legislature. It can pass any law and override any veto it wishes — whatever the party of the governor.
Furthermore, both Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker support job-killing casinos, profiteering health insurance, privatization of our schools, cuts to education and social services, more corporate tax breaks, big money politics, and disempowerment of local government. They’re leading us toward the same disastrous destination.