DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 13.0  (26.5%)  Elected
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 11.0  (22.4%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 11.0  (22.4%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (8.2%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (6.1%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (4.1%)   
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 11.0  (22.4%)  Elected
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 11.0  (22.4%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 4.9  (9.9%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (6.1%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (4.1%)   
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (3.8%)   
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 1.9  (3.8%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.4  (7.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom) 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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 3 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 11.0  (22.4%)  Elected
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 6.9  (14.0%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 4.3  (8.8%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (4.1%)   
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 1.9  (3.8%)   
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (5.2%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.4  (7.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 4 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 6.9  (14.0%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 4.7  (9.6%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (4.1%)   
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.4  (9.0%)   
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (5.2%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.4  (2.8%)   
Gordon Mego, Engineer (American Independent)  
 
 0.4  (0.7%)  Defeated
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (7.7%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Gordon Mego, Engineer (American Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 6.9  (14.0%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 4.7  (9.6%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (4.1%)   
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.4  (9.0%)   
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)  Defeated
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (5.2%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (3.5%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (7.7%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 6 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 6.9  (14.0%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 4.7  (9.6%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (6.1%)   
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.0%)  Defeated
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.4  (9.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (5.2%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (3.5%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (7.7%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 7 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 7.9  (16.0%)  Elected
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 4.7  (9.6%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (6.1%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.4  (9.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 2.5  (5.2%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (3.5%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 8 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 7.0  (14.3%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 4.7  (9.6%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (6.1%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.4  (9.0%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 3.4  (6.9%)   
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (3.5%)  Defeated
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (7.7%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Tan Nguyen, Businessman (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 9 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 5.1  (10.5%)   
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (6.3%)  Defeated
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.8  (9.9%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 3.4  (7.0%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 3.8  (7.9%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  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 (Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 10 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 7.1  (14.7%)  Elected
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.8  (9.9%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 3.4  (7.0%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 4.8  (10.0%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Philip Inman, Contractor (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 11 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 6.9  (14.3%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.8  (9.9%)   
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)  
 
 3.4  (7.0%)  Defeated
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (10.4%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  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 (Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 12 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.9  (16.4%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.7  (16.0%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.0  (14.6%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.9  (18.5%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 6.9  (14.3%)   
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)  
 
 4.8  (9.9%)  Defeated
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 5.0  (10.4%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  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 (Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 13 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 7.9  (16.4%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.7  (16.0%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 7.4  (15.3%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.9  (18.5%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 6.9  (14.3%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 9.4  (19.6%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace 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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 14 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 8.1  (16.9%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.7  (16.0%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 8.2  (17.0%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.9  (18.5%)  Elected
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 7.2  (14.9%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 15 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 8.1  (16.9%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 8.5  (17.8%)  Elected
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 8.2  (17.0%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 7.2  (14.9%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom) 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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 16 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 8.1  (16.9%)   
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 8.2  (17.0%)  Elected
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 7.7  (16.0%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 17 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 8.1  (16.9%)  Elected
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 7.9  (16.4%)   
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 18 Legend  
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)  Elected
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 8.0  (16.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.1%)   
  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, 98% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 89.8% 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 Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
63.9%   
2nd 
 
21.3%   
3rd 
 
1.0%   
4th 
 
4.9%   
5th 
 
1.7%   
6th 
 
1.6%   
7th 
 
0.3%   
8th 
 
1.2%   
9th 
 
1.1%   
10th 
 
1.8%   
12th 
 
1.2%   
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