DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  17.0  (41.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDD
Kamala Harris  6.0  (14.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________ :
Joe Biden  6.0  (14.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Kirsten Gillibrand  5.0  (12.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
DeVal Patrick  4.0  (9.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEE ________________________ :
Amy Klobuchar  2.0  (4.9%) 
IIIII _____________________________ :
Bernie Sanders  1.0  (2.4%) 
GGG _______________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cory Booker Elected
A B C EE 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 (33.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Cory Booker 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:
J
Andrew Cuomo

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
----------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  13.7  (33.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kamala Harris  6.8  (16.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________________ :
Joe Biden  6.6  (16.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________ :
Kirsten Gillibrand  5.6  (13.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
DeVal Patrick  5.0  (12.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________ :
Amy Klobuchar  2.2  (5.4%) 
IIIIII _____________________________ :
Bernie Sanders  1.0  (2.4%) 
GG _________________________________ :
Andrew Cuomo  0.2  (0.5%) 
___________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andrew Cuomo Defeated

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  13.7  (33.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Kamala Harris  6.8  (16.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________________ :
Joe Biden  6.6  (16.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________ :
Kirsten Gillibrand  5.6  (13.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
DeVal Patrick  5.2  (12.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________ :
Amy Klobuchar  2.2  (5.4%) 
IIIIII ____________________________ :
Bernie Sanders  1.0  (2.4%) 
GG ________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bernie Sanders Defeated
BB

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  13.7  (33.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kamala Harris  7.8  (19.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______________ :
Joe Biden  6.6  (16.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________ :
Kirsten Gillibrand  5.6  (13.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
DeVal Patrick  5.2  (12.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________ :
Amy Klobuchar  2.2  (5.4%) 
IIIIII ____________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Amy Klobuchar Defeated
BBB CCC

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  13.7  (33.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kamala Harris  8.8  (21.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________ :
Joe Biden  7.8  (19.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________ :
Kirsten Gillibrand  5.6  (13.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
DeVal Patrick  5.2  (12.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
DeVal Patrick Defeated
AAAA BB CCCCC 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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  13.9  (33.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kamala Harris  10.0  (24.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Joe Biden  10.0  (24.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
Kirsten Gillibrand  7.2  (17.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kirsten Gillibrand Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB C

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  13.9  (33.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kamala Harris  17.0  (41.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBB
Joe Biden  10.2  (24.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Joe Biden Defeated
BBB DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD JJJ

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
J
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
--------------------------------- 33.3%
Cory Booker  22.0  (55.1%) 
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Kamala Harris  18.0  (44.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBB
None of these  1.0   
JJJ ______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cory Booker Elected
BBBBB

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

Cory Booker 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: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
-------------------------------------------------- 50%
Cory Booker  20.0  (50.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kamala Harris  20.0  (50.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
None of these  1.0   
JJJ _______________________________________________
   
Results  
Kamala HarrisElected 
Cory BookerElected 

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 (50% 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, 97.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 56.1% 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 2" 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: P/VP pick 2020
2 candidates will be elected with 41 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 52.6% 
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2nd 13.6% 
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3rd 21.7% 
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4th 7.8% 
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5th 3.0% 
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6th 1.3% 
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