DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
--------------- 16.7%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   3.00  (60.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   1.00  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLL
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian) Elected
AAAAAAAAAAAAA GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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.
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (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.

New colors:
M
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)
 
M
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 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%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   1.00  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LL
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)   0.72  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA __ :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.44  (28.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGG
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian) Elected
III

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 choosing a candidate at random.
Brian Cross, Contractor (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.

New colors:
M
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 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%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   1.00  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)   0.72  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA __ :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.44  (28.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGG
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.17  (3.3%) 
III ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic) Elected
FFF

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).

Nell Soto, State 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.

New colors:
M
Vannarith Tamom, PR Consultant (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 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%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   0.83  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)   0.72  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA __ :
Vannarith Tamom, PR Consultant (Democratic)   0.17  (3.3%) 
FFF ____________ :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.44  (28.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGG
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.17  (3.3%) 
III ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican) Elected
EEEEEE IIIIII

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).

Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (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.

New colors:
M
Holly Carver, Teacher (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 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%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   0.83  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _ :
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)   0.72  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA ___ :
Holly Carver, Teacher (Republican)   0.31  (6.1%) 
EEEEEE __________ :
Vannarith Tamom, PR Consultant (Democratic)   0.17  (3.3%) 
FFF _____________ :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   0.83  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.47  (9.4%) 
IIIIIIIII _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Vannarith Tamom, PR Consultant (Democratic) Defeated
IIII

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 (Vannarith Tamom, PR Consultant (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
--------------- 16.7%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   0.83  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)   0.72  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA __ :
Holly Carver, Teacher (Republican)   0.31  (6.1%) 
EEEEE __________ :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   0.83  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.64  (12.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Holly Carver, Teacher (Republican) Defeated
IIIII

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 (Holly Carver, Teacher (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
--------------- 16.7%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   0.83  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)   0.72  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA __ :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   0.83  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.94  (18.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic) Defeated
CCCCCCCCCCCCC

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 (Mike Eng, City Councilmember/Educator (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
--------------- 16.7%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   1.56  (31.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   0.83  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   0.83  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   0.83  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.94  (18.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian) Elected
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).

Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (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 the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
--------------- 16.7%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   0.83  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   1.39  (27.8%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLLLLLLLL
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   0.83  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.94  (18.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian) Elected
GGG HHHH

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).

Brian Cross, Contractor (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 the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
--------------- 16.7%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   1.08  (21.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLL
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   0.97  (19.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.94  (18.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic) Elected
GG

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).

Nell Soto, State 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 the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 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%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   1.00  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLL
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.06  (21.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGG
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   0.94  (18.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican) Elected
I

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).

Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (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 the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
------------------- 20%
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _ :
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic)   1.00  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian)   1.00  (20.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.00  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican)   1.00  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
   
Results  
Laura Brown, Teacher/Writer (Libertarian) Elected 
Robert "Bob" Huff, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican) Elected 
Nell Soto, State Senator (Democratic) Elected 
Benjamin Lopez, Legislative Analyst/Consultant (Republican) Elected 
Brian Cross, Contractor (Libertarian) 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 the Riverside area (District 8)
5 candidates will be elected with 5 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 53.3% 
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2nd 3.3% 
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3rd 22.8% 
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4th 12.8% 
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5th 6.1% 
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