No. RCV simply elects the candidate preferred by a majority of voters, regardless of their party affiliation.  RCV actually frees voters to select their favorite candidate(s) without repercussions. On the contrary, it’s our current voting method that may cause unwanted favoritism due to some candidates being considered “spoiler candidates.” For example, in Indiana, the Libertarian party often runs a “third party” candidate.  RCV would allow voters to vote for these candidates without worrying that they would be enabling the election of the candidate they prefer least and, thus, “spoiling” the election.  In addition, as described in our FAQ here, RCV could well have resulted in the election of the Republican candidate in the Georgia senate race, rather than the Democratic candidate in the runoff election.  

The RCV process may encourage more candidates to run, and encourage more voters to vote for these candidates.  This will make our democracy more representative of the people and bring more participation at every level of our elections.