Has anyone ever tried Negative Votes?
1. yield near-100% voter turnouts;
2. put an end to claims of "popular mandates" by least-of-two-evils candidates;
3. discourage extremists.
Naturally, it will be necessary to retain the traditional "positive votes only" procedure for primaries or caucuses, since otherwise we would frequently be led by unknowns. (I generously assume that this would not be an improvement.)
Has this ever been tried, or even considered?
PS: I have set up a simple little poll at http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=5192e250e4b0df6bcbc78948#.UZLg4ZE3hhk.facebook in case you'd like to register your personal opinion on this.