Ralph Nader’s “Spoiler” Legacy

Desiree Santos ( SCR ’19) Spoiler: A person who obstructs or prevents an opponent’s success while having no chance of winning a contest themselves. Typically applied to third-party candidates, this term has most recently been associated with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.…