DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 1 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
  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.
Jon Taleb, Teacher (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)  Elected
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (13.1%)   
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (6.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Wilmer Carter, Education Consultant/Businesswoman (Democratic)  
 
 0.1  (0.8%)  Defeated
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (13.1%)   
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (6.6%)   
Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican)  
 
 0.1  (0.8%)   
  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 (Wilmer Carter, Education Consultant/Businesswoman (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (13.1%)   
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (6.6%)   
Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican)  
 
 0.2  (1.5%)  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 (Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 1.5  (13.9%)   
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.8  (7.3%)  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 (Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 2.3  (21.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jon Taleb, Teacher (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)   
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 2.3  (21.2%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (17.8%)  Elected
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.8%)  Elected
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)  Elected
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)  
 
 2.2  (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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 
 
80.0%   
3rd 
 
13.1%   
5th 
 
6.1%   
6th 
 
0.8%   
  pies need GD