Here in California we don’t have ranked choice, but it does wind up that way in one sense.
When you have Republicans running against Democrats, the two who receive the most votes, are on the general election ballot.
So while there was a Republican primary winner, that winner may not be on the ballot, if the top two democrats receive more votes.
When it comes to voting for US Senator for instance, there is no Republican on the general election ballot anymore.
It really is a one party state.
San Francisco has ranked choice in their elections.