DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
--------------- 16.7%
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)   5.00  (62.5%) 
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Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)   2.00  (25.0%) 
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Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)   1.00  (12.5%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic) Elected
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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.
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (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.

New colors:
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Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)
 
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Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
-------------- 16.7%
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)   1.33  (16.7%) 
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Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)   2.00  (25.0%) 
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Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)   1.73  (21.7%) 
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Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)   1.47  (18.3%) 
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Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)   1.47  (18.3%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic) Elected
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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).

Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
--------------- 16.7%
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)   1.33  (16.7%) 
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Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
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Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)   1.73  (21.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)   1.47  (18.3%) 
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Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)   1.87  (23.3%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican) Elected
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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).

Grace Hu, Businessowner (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
--------------- 16.7%
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)   1.33  (16.7%) 
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Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AA
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)   1.73  (21.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEE
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)   1.73  (21.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic) Elected
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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).

Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
--------------- 16.7%
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)   1.47  (18.3%) 
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Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)   1.73  (21.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican) Elected
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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).

A tie was resolved by comparing votes in previous rounds.
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (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 Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
------------------ 20%
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
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Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
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Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
   
Results  
Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker (Democratic) Elected 
Gladys Miller, Local Government Employee (Republican) Elected 
Mervyn Dymally, Member of the Assembly (Democratic) Elected 
Tony Mendoza, Teacher/City Councilman (Democratic) Elected 
Grace Hu, Businessowner (Republican) 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 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.

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
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Los Angeles (District 7)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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 50.8% 
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2nd 36.7% 
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3rd 9.2% 
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