How do you get political candidates to talk to all the people throughout a campaign, rather than just in the general election. You make all candidates run in a herd in the Primary so you find out what they’re really up to early, and up front.
It’s called the “Top Two” method of running a primary election. No parties involved – voters choose the top two candidates they like. And then in November the top two go at it for all the chips. Hang on to your ballots! The initiative for that just scored a spot on the November election in Oregon.