DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 1.0  (100.0%)  Elected
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Elizabeth Warren has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.8  (83.3%)  Elected
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kirsten Gillibrand has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.7  (66.7%)  Elected
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kamala Harris has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Tulsi Gabbard 
 
 0.5  (50.0%)  Elected
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Tulsi Gabbard has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Julian Castro 
 
 0.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Tulsi Gabbard 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Julian Castro has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.3  (30.0%)  Elected
Julian Castro 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)   
Tulsi Gabbard 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Elizabeth Warren has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)   
Julian Castro 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)   
Tulsi Gabbard 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.3  (26.7%)  Elected
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kirsten Gillibrand has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)   
Julian Castro 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)   
Tulsi Gabbard 
 
 0.2  (16.7%)   
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.2  (23.3%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kamala Harris has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
Elizabeth Warren 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Julian Castro 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Tulsi Gabbard 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Kirsten Gillibrand 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Kamala Harris 
 
 0.2  (20.0%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

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.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 2020 Democratic Primaries
5 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Last 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 
 
20.0%   
2nd 
 
20.0%   
3rd 
 
20.0%   
4th 
 
20.0%   
5th 
 
20.0%   
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