DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------- 16.7%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   4.0  (36.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KK
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
   
Results    
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom) 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 (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom) 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.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   4.0  (36.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KK
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican) Elected
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB DDDDDDDDDD

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).

John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (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:
L
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)
 
L
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKK
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   1.4  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____ :
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)   0.7  (6.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican) Elected
A HH

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).

Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (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:
L
Wilmer Carter, Education Consultant/Businesswoman (Democratic)
 
L
Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican)

next round Next Round














 
    
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Wilmer Carter, Education Consultant/Businesswoman (Democratic)   0.1  (0.8%) 
A ________________________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   1.4  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____ :
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)   0.7  (6.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _______________ :
Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican)   0.1  (0.8%) 
HH _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Wilmer Carter, Education Consultant/Businesswoman (Democratic) Defeated
H

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.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Wilmer Carter, Education Consultant/Businesswoman (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   1.4  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______ :
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)   0.7  (6.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _______________ :
Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican)   0.2  (1.5%) 
HHH ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican) Defeated
B D

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 (Paul Cook, Retired Marine Colonel (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   1.5  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)   0.8  (7.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDD _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican) Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBB

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 (Bill Emmerson, Assemblymember/Businessman (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   2.3  (21.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
   
Results    
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom) 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 (16.7% of counted votes).

Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom) 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.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   2.3  (21.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican) Elected
FF

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).

Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (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.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
------------------------------ 20%
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican)   2.0  (17.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom)   4.0  (36.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (Republican)   1.8  (16.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ____ :
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________ :
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican)   2.2  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
   
Results  
Marjory Mendoza-Ware, Board Member CJUSD (Republican) Elected 
Paul Rasso, School District Employee (Democratic) Elected 
John Benoit, State Assembly Member, 64th District (Republican) Elected 
Jon Taleb, Teacher (Peace and Freedom) Elected 
Bonnie Garcia, Assemblywoman/Educator (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 the Inland Empire (District 12)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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 80.0% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3rd 13.1% 
XXXXXXXXX
5th 6.1% 
XXXX
6th 0.8%