DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 6.0  (26.1%)  Elected
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (21.7%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (8.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (4.3%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (4.3%)   
  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.
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (21.7%)  Elected
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (10.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.8  (12.2%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (4.3%)   
Ellen Tauscher, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 0.5  (2.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)  Elected
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (10.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.8  (12.2%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (5.8%)   
Ellen Tauscher, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 0.5  (2.0%)   
George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (6.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (17.4%)  Elected
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (10.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.8  (12.2%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (8.2%)   
Ellen Tauscher, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 0.5  (2.0%)   
John Kanno, Electrical Engineer (Republican)  
 
 0.2  (0.8%)   
George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (6.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (10.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.2  (13.8%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (8.2%)   
Ellen Tauscher, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 0.8  (3.5%)   
John Kanno, Electrical Engineer (Republican)  
 
 0.2  (0.8%)  Defeated
George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (6.0%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (John Kanno, Electrical Engineer (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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Round 6 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (10.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.2  (13.8%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 2.1  (8.9%)   
Ellen Tauscher, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 0.8  (3.5%)  Defeated
George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (6.0%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Ellen Tauscher, Member of Congress (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 2.9  (12.6%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.5  (15.3%)  Elected
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 2.1  (8.9%)   
George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (6.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.1  (13.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 2.1  (8.9%)   
George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (6.0%)  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (George Radanovich, Incumbent (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.1  (13.7%)  Defeated
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.4  (14.9%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (TJ Cox, Chemical Engineer/Businessman (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 5.2  (22.6%)  Elected
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 4.5  (19.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.4  (14.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.6  (15.7%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.3  (14.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 4.5  (19.7%)  Elected
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (18.8%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.4  (14.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.6  (15.7%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (17.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 4.3  (18.8%)  Elected
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.4  (14.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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Round 13 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 4.1  (17.8%)  Elected
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (17.3%)   
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.4  (14.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (17.3%)  Elected
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)   
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.7  (16.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 ballots cast.

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Round 15 Legend  
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)  Elected
James Eyer, Scientist/Economist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Camden Mc Connell, Structural Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Jerry McNerney, Renewable Energy Businessman (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)  Elected
George Miller, U.S. Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Richard Pombo, Rancher/Congressman (Republican)  
 
 3.8  (16.7%)  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 95.7% 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 6" 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: US Representatives from Central Valley (District 3)
6 candidates will be elected with 23 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 
 
63.8%   
2nd 
 
13.3%   
3rd 
 
9.9%   
4th 
 
6.3%   
5th 
 
1.2%   
6th 
 
0.4%   
7th 
 
4.3%   
10th 
 
0.6%   
  pies need GD