DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
---------------- 16.7%
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   24.0  (55.8%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   9.0  (20.9%) 
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Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   4.0  (9.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEE __________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   3.0  (7.0%) 
IIIIII __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom) 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.
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (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.

New colors:
M
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)
 
M
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)
 
M
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
----------------- 16.7%
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   9.0  (20.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   6.0  (14.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEE __________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   3.0  (7.0%) 
IIIIIII __________ :
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AA _______________ :
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
FF _______________ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   4.0  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican) Elected
D G I J

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).

Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (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
Tom Berryhill, Farmer/Small Businessman (Republican)
 
M
Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
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Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   6.2  (14.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEE _________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   3.6  (8.4%) 
IIIIIIIII _______ :
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AA ______________ :
Tom Berryhill, Farmer/Small Businessman (Republican)   0.4  (0.9%) 
D _______________ :
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
FFF _____________ :
Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (Republican)   0.6  (1.4%) 
G _______________ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   4.0  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHH ______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tom Berryhill, Farmer/Small Businessman (Republican) Defeated
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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).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Tom Berryhill, Farmer/Small Businessman (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 San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   6.2  (14.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEE _________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   3.8  (8.9%) 
IIIIIIIII _______ :
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AAA _____________ :
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
FF ______________ :
Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (Republican)   0.8  (1.9%) 
GG ______________ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   4.0  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHH _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (Republican) Defeated
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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).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (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 San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   6.2  (14.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEE _________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   4.6  (10.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AAA _____________ :
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
FF ______________ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   4.0  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHH _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic) Defeated
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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 choosing a candidate at random.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (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 San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   6.2  (14.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEE _________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   4.6  (10.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AA ______________ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   5.0  (11.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic) Defeated
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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).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education 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 San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   6.2  (14.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __ :
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)   3.0  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEE _________ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   4.6  (10.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   6.0  (14.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian) Defeated
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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).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   9.2  (21.4%) 
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Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   4.6  (10.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   6.0  (14.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
   
Results    
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (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).

John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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%
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   9.2  (21.4%) 
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Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   4.6  (10.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   6.0  (14.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian) 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).

Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (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 San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
------------------- 20%
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)   16.0  (37.2%) 
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Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)   7.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __ :
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)   8.6  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)   5.2  (12.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIII _______ :
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)   6.0  (14.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
   
Results  
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican) Elected 
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic) Elected 
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican) Elected 
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian) Elected 
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (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 (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 San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 70.2% 
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2nd 21.4% 
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3rd 6.5% 
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4th 1.9% 
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