DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
-------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   8.0  (44.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   2.0  (11.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   1.0  (5.6%) 
AAAAAAA _____________ :
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)   1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGG _____________ :
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)   1.0  (5.6%) 
MMMMMMM _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) Elected
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA KKKKK LLLLLLLLLL

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
N
Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)
 
N
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   2.0  (11.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF ________ :
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.9  (21.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)   1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGG ______________ :
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)   1.0  (5.6%) 
MMMMMMM ______________ :
Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)   0.7  (4.0%) 
KKKKK ________________ :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   1.4  (7.9%) 
LLLLLLLLLL ___________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) Elected
LLLLLL

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
-------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   2.0  (11.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)   1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGG _____________ :
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)   1.0  (5.6%) 
MMMMMMM _____________ :
Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)   0.7  (4.0%) 
KKKKK _______________ :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   2.3  (12.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian) Defeated
GGGG

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   2.0  (11.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)   1.7  (9.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)   1.0  (5.6%) 
MMMMMMM ______________ :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   2.3  (12.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican) Defeated
CCCCCCC

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   4.0  (22.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   2.0  (11.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF ________ :
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)   1.7  (9.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   2.3  (12.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian) Elected
FFFFFFF

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _ :
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   3.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)   1.7  (9.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   2.3  (12.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian) Defeated
FFFFFFFFFFFF

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
-------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.0  (11.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   4.7  (26.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFF
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   2.3  (12.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) Elected
DDDD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _ :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   2.7  (15.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   4.0  (22.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)   2.3  (12.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic) Defeated
DDDDD JJJJJJJJJJJ

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   4.6  (25.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJJJ
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   3.4  (19.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   4.0  (22.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) Elected
AAAAAA C

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.6  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJ
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.1  (17.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   3.5  (19.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   4.0  (22.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFF
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.8  (21.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) Elected
CCC

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11    
--------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.6  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJ
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.5  (19.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   3.5  (19.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   3.6  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.8  (21.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAA
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) Elected
DD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12    
-------------------- 16.7%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.6  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJ
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.5  (19.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   3.7  (20.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDD
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   3.6  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFF
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.6  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAA
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic) Elected
C

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13    
------------------------ 20%
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)   3.6  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)   3.6  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)   3.6  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)   3.6  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)   3.6  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
   
Results  
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) Elected 
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian) Elected 
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic) Elected 
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) Elected 
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

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 88.9% 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 63.2% 
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2nd 14.1% 
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3rd 14.2% 
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4th 0.4% 
X
8th 3.3% 
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