DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 13.0  (50.0%)  Elected
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 6.0  (23.1%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 6.0  (23.1%)  Elected
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (7.2%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Steven Sion, Businessowner/Attorney (Republican)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mike Davis, County Supervisor's Deputy (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Ted Lieu, Assemblymember/Military Officer (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (7.2%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Steven Sion, Businessowner/Attorney (Republican)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)  Elected
Mike Davis, County Supervisor's Deputy (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Ted Lieu, Assemblymember/Military Officer (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Mary Ford, Physician/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
    
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (7.2%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Steven Sion, Businessowner/Attorney (Republican)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mike Davis, County Supervisor's Deputy (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Ted Lieu, Assemblymember/Military Officer (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)  Defeated
Mary Ford, Physician/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Ted Lieu, Assemblymember/Military Officer (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (7.2%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Steven Sion, Businessowner/Attorney (Republican)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mike Davis, County Supervisor's Deputy (Democratic)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)  Defeated
Mary Ford, Physician/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Davis, County Supervisor's Deputy (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (7.2%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (6.7%)   
Steven Sion, Businessowner/Attorney (Republican)  
 
 0.9  (3.3%)  Defeated
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mary Ford, Physician/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Steven Sion, Businessowner/Attorney (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (7.2%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 2.6  (10.0%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mary Ford, Physician/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.8%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Mary Ford, Physician/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 2.9  (11.0%)   
Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)  
 
 2.6  (10.0%)  Defeated
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Feuer, Attorney/ University Educator (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 7.8  (30.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 2.9  (11.0%)  Defeated
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Jeffers Dodge, Businessman (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 7.8  (30.0%)  Elected
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.9  (14.9%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.1  (27.3%)  Elected
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.9  (15.1%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 4.8  (18.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)   
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.9  (15.1%)   
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 6.7  (25.7%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13 Legend  
Peter Thottam, Attorney (Green)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Karl Abrams, College Professor (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Colin Goldman, Screenwriter (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (19.2%)  Elected
Carl Swinney, Certified Radiologic Technologist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.9  (15.1%)  Elected
Karen Bass, Member of the State Assembly 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 6.7  (25.7%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 100% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 5" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Monica (District 6)
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
57.0%   
2nd 
 
11.4%   
3rd 
 
19.2%   
4th 
 
1.2%   
5th 
 
3.6%   
6th 
 
3.8%   
7th 
 
3.8%   
  pies need GD