DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (72.7%)  Elected
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (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.
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.6%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 4.8  (43.8%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican) 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.1  (9.8%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.2  (19.7%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.6%)  Elected
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican) 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.3%)   
Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.1  (10.0%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.2  (19.7%)  Elected
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican) 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.3%)   
Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (15.4%)  Elected
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican) 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.1  (10.2%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.3%)   
Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  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 (Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 7 Legend  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress (Democratic)  
 
 1.1  (10.2%)  Defeated
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (18.3%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  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 (Xavier Becerra, 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.7  (15.4%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (27.4%)  Elected
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Grace Napolitano, United States 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 2.7  (24.7%)  Elected
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.3%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.2%)   
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 2.2  (20.4%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican) 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.9%)   
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (14.9%)   
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 2.1  (18.7%)  Elected
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican) 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Leland Faegre, Stockbroker/Composer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Grace Napolitano, United States Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (18.2%)  Elected
Wayne Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (15.4%)  Elected
Sidney Street, Aerospace Consultant (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.4%)  Elected
James Andion, Attorney at Law (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Gary Miller, Member of Congress (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (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 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 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 East Los Angeles (District 7)
6 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 
 
16.7%   
2nd 
 
32.9%   
3rd 
 
10.2%   
4th 
 
26.9%   
5th 
 
4.3%   
6th 
 
9.1%   
  pies need GD