|1.||Aid in preserving the two-party system.|
|2.||Help secure vigorous competition between the parties.|
|3.||Maintain some degree of cohesion and agreement within parties.|
|4.||Produce candidates who have likelihood of winning broad voter support.|
|5.||Lead to the choice of candidates who are reasonably well qualified for the duties of high office.|
|6.||Lead to the choice of candidates as legitimate and fairly chosen. Produce officeholders who are capable of generating support for public policies they espouse.|
Any fair appraisal of the reform commissions' work, using the sevencriteria list above, suggests that their results have been, at best, mixed.