DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------------ 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   13.0  (26.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   11.0  (22.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   11.0  (22.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   4.0  (8.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________ :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   3.0  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLL _________________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   2.0  (4.1%) 
FFFFFFFFF _____________________ :
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
JJJJ __________________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   1.0  (2.0%) 
KKKKK _________________________ :
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)   1.0  (2.0%) 
OOOO __________________________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
PPPP __________________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.0  (2.0%) 
QQQQQ _________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian) Elected
AAAA IIIIIIIIIIIIII KKKK PPPP

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (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:
R
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------------ 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   11.0  (22.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   11.0  (22.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   4.9  (9.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA __________ :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   3.0  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLL _________________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   2.0  (4.1%) 
FFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
JJJJJ _________________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   1.9  (3.8%) 
KKKKKKK _______________________ :
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)   1.0  (2.0%) 
OOOO __________________________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   1.9  (3.8%) 
PPPPPPPP ______________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.0  (2.0%) 
QQQQ __________________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.4  (7.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom) Elected
AAAAAAAA LLLLL PPP

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
James Smith, Educator/Writer (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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
------------------------------ 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   11.0  (22.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   6.9  (14.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _ :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   4.3  (8.8%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   2.0  (4.1%) 
FFFFFFFFF _____________________ :
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
JJJJJ _________________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   1.9  (3.8%) 
KKKKKKKK ______________________ :
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)   1.0  (2.0%) 
OOOOO _________________________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   2.5  (5.2%) 
PPPPPPPPPP ____________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.0  (2.0%) 
QQQQ __________________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.4  (7.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican) Elected
B II KKKKKKKKKKK L QQ

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional 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:
R
Gordon Mego, Engineer (American Independent)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :N
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   6.9  (14.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   4.7  (9.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   2.0  (4.1%) 
FFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
JJJJ _________________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.4  (9.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________ :
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)   1.0  (2.0%) 
OOOO _________________________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   2.5  (5.2%) 
PPPPPPPPPPP __________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.4  (2.8%) 
QQQQQQ _______________________ :
Gordon Mego, Engineer (American Independent)   0.4  (0.7%) 
B ____________________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.8  (7.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gordon Mego, Engineer (American Independent) Defeated
Q

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :N
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   6.9  (14.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   4.7  (9.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   2.0  (4.1%) 
FFFFFFFF _____________________ :
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
JJJJ _________________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.4  (9.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___________ :
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)   1.0  (2.0%) 
OOOO _________________________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   2.5  (5.2%) 
PPPPPPPPPPP __________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.7  (3.5%) 
QQQQQQQ ______________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.8  (7.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian) Defeated
FFFFF

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 (14.3% 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 (Dennis Chang, Computer Business Owner (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
------------------------------ 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   6.9  (14.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _ :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   4.7  (9.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   3.0  (6.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________ :
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)   1.0  (2.0%) 
JJJJJ _________________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.4  (9.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   2.5  (5.2%) 
PPPPPPPPPPP ___________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.7  (3.5%) 
QQQQQQQ _______________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.8  (7.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic) Defeated
AAAA

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Florice Hoffman, Attorney/Business Owner (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------------------ 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   7.9  (16.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   4.7  (9.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   3.0  (6.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.4  (9.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   2.5  (5.2%) 
PPPPPPPPPPP ___________________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.7  (3.5%) 
QQQQQQQ _______________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.8  (7.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic) Elected
PPPP

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   7.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   4.7  (9.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _________ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   3.0  (6.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.4  (9.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   3.4  (6.9%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________ :
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican)   1.7  (3.5%) 
QQQQQQQ ______________________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.8  (7.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tan Nguyen, Businessman (Republican) Defeated
K LL RRRR

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
R
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :N
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   7.0  (14.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   5.1  (10.5%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _______ :
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian)   3.0  (6.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________ :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.8  (9.9%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   3.4  (7.0%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   3.8  (7.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________ :
None of these  1.0   
RRRR _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Binkley, Author (Libertarian) Defeated
IIII LLLLLLLLL

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   7.0  (14.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   7.1  (14.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.8  (9.9%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   3.4  (7.0%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   4.8  (10.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________ :
None of these  1.0   
RRRRR ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Philip Inman, Contractor (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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Philip Inman, 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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.0  (14.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :N
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   7.0  (14.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   6.9  (14.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.8  (9.9%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________ :
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)   3.4  (7.0%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ______________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   5.0  (10.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______ :
None of these  1.0   
RRRRR ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic) Defeated
AAAAAAAA CCCC GGG

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Loretta Sanchez, United States Representative, 47th District (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.9  (16.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.7  (16.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.0  (14.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.9  (18.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   6.9  (14.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)   4.8  (9.9%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________ :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   5.0  (10.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________ :
None of these  1.0   
RRRRR ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican) Defeated
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII NN

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Edward Royce, United States Representative, 40th District (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   7.9  (16.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.7  (16.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   7.4  (15.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.9  (18.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   6.9  (14.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   9.4  (19.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIII
None of these  1.0   
RRRR _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian) Elected
C LL NNN

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   8.1  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   7.7  (16.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   8.2  (17.0%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.9  (18.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   7.2  (14.9%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LL
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
None of these  1.0   
RRRRR ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic) Elected
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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   8.1  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   8.5  (17.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   8.2  (17.0%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   7.2  (14.9%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
None of these  1.0   
RRRR _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom) Elected
LL

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

James Smith, Educator/Writer (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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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Round 16    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   8.1  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   8.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   8.2  (17.0%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   7.7  (16.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLL
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
None of these  1.0   
RRRRR ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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


Round 17    
----------------------------- 14.3%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   8.1  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCC
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   8.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGG
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   8.0  (16.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNN
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   7.9  (16.4%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLL
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
None of these  1.0   
RRRR _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian) Elected
L

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (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.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 ballots cast.

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


Round 18    
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom)   8.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (Republican)   8.0  (16.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic)   8.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian)   8.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  1.0   
RRRR ______________________________
   
Results  
Maxine Waters, United States Congresswoman (Democratic) Elected 
Paul Ireland, Computer Network Analyst (Libertarian) Elected 
James Smith, Educator/Writer (Peace and Freedom) Elected 
Herb Peters, Retired Aerospace Engineer (Libertarian) Elected 
Philip Inman, Contractor (Libertarian) Elected 
Dana Rohrabacher, United States Representative, 46th Congressional District (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 (16.7% 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, 98% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 89.8% 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 6" 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: US Representatives from Los Angeles (District 8)
6 candidates will be elected with 49 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 63.9% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 21.3% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3rd 1.0% 
X
4th 4.9% 
XXXX
5th 1.7% 
XX
6th 1.6% 
XX
7th 0.3% 
8th 1.2% 
X
9th 1.1% 
X
10th 1.8% 
XX