Aren't Greens just "spoilers"? Won't they hurt "real" candidates?

Addressing real issues with real solutions is what makes a candidate real. It's true that a Green candidate may take votes from a less qualified Democrat or Republican, just as a good restaurant will take customers from a bad one. Does that mean we tell good restaurants to close up shop because they're "spoilers"? "Spoiling" reflects a flaw in our electoral system (see next question about how to fix it), not a mistake by candidates giving voters an alternative.

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