DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (62.5%)  Elected
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (25.0%)   
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
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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.
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (21.7%)   
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.5  (18.3%)   
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 1.5  (18.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (21.7%)   
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.5  (18.3%)   
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (23.3%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican) 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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (21.7%)  Elected
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (21.7%)   
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)  
 
 1.5  (18.3%)   
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (21.7%)  Elected
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican) 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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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 
 
50.8%   
2nd 
 
36.7%   
3rd 
 
9.2%   
7th 
 
1.7%   
8th 
 
1.7%   
  pies need GD