DemoChoice Web Poll: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  10.0  (52.6%) 
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Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  5.0  (26.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCC
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  2.0  (10.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Meryl Streep (The Post)  1.0  (5.3%) 
AAAAA ____________ :
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)  1.0  (5.3%) 
HHHHH ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Elected
AAAAAAAAAAA DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD FFFF

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.
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) 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:
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Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------ 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  5.0  (26.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCC
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  6.1  (32.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.1  (16.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _ :
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)  1.0  (5.3%) 
HHHHHH ____________ :
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)  0.7  (3.6%) 
FFFF ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) 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).

Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) 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:
I
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  6.1  (32.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Meryl Streep (The Post)  4.5  (23.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAA
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)  1.0  (5.3%) 
HHHHHH ___________ :
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  0.4  (1.9%) 
EE _______________ :
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)  0.7  (3.6%) 
FFF ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) Elected
EEEEEEEEEEEEE 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).

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) 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: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.2  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Meryl Streep (The Post)  4.5  (23.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAA
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)  1.0  (5.3%) 
HHHHHH ___________ :
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  2.8  (14.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)  1.2  (6.2%) 
FFFFFFF __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Meryl Streep (The Post) Elected
EEEE 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).

Meryl Streep (The Post) 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: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.2  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.2  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)  1.7  (8.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.5  (18.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)  1.2  (6.2%) 
FFFFFFF __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game) Defeated
BBBBBBB

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 (Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  4.3  (22.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.2  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.2  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)  1.7  (8.8%) 
HHHHHHHHH ________ :
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.5  (18.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul) Defeated
BBBBB CCCC

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 (Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------ 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  5.3  (28.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBB
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.8  (20.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.2  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.2  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.5  (18.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Elected
AAA DDDD E

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).

Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) 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: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.8  (20.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.9  (20.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.7  (19.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.8  (19.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) 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).

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) 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: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
----------------- 16.7%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.8  (20.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.8  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.8  (19.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) 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).

Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) 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: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 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%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.8  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.8  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.8  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Meryl Streep (The Post) 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).

Meryl Streep (The Post) 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: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
-------------------- 20%
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)  3.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)  3.8  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)  3.8  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Meryl Streep (The Post)  3.8  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)  3.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
   
Results  
Meryl Streep (The Post)Elected 
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Elected 
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)Elected 
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)Elected 
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)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.


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DemoChoice Web Poll: Goldderby Expert Picks Nov 22nd - 29th
5 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank Fraction of votes for winners
1st 52.0% 
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2nd 7.0% 
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3rd 21.7% 
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