Its another reform that will move politics further and further Left just like top two in California that was sold to voters as a way to moderate the candidates from each party. All it did was eliminate the Republican choice.
Only if a majority of the people who show up to vote really prefer the democrat to the republican.
If someone shows up to vote 3rd party because they hate the democrat, they probably won’t choose anybody as a “2nd choice”.
meanwhile, republicans can use this just as easily as democrats, just make sure you get good libertarian and constitution-party candidates, who then could tell their supporters to be sure to pick the republican as the 2nd or 3rd choice.
As a change, it is different, but probably the least offensive way to update the election process.
THe reason they think this will reduce negative attacks is because you will not want to turn the other candidates supporters against you.
True. For example, when Kamala Harris ran for Senator, her opponent was another Democrat.