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Progressive loss in State House primary resurfaces debate over ranked-choice voting; Turco wins with 36 percent as liberal picks split ballots

Mar 04, 2021 - The Boston Globe


Tuesday night's results in a primary race in Revere and Winthrop told what feels like a familiar, disappointing tale for the liberal wing of the state's dominant party.


Jeff Turco said the current system helps moderates.

Massachusetts progressives have seen it before: A number of liberal candidates split the vote in a Democratic primary, and a conservative candidate with a lane to himself ekes out a win.

Tuesday night's results in a state...