DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  3.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  3.0  (16.7%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ____________________________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (11.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (11.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ____________________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  2.0  (11.1%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW _____________________________________ :
Marxist-Leninist  1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGGGG ______________________________________________ :
Anarcho-Boomerism  1.0  (5.6%) 
RRRRRRRRR ______________________________________________ :
Posadist  1.0  (5.6%) 
SSSSSSSSS ______________________________________________ :
Maoist (Third-Worldist)  1.0  (5.6%) 
VVVVVVVVV ______________________________________________ :
Whatever John Brown believed in  1.0  (5.6%) 
YYYYYYYYY ______________________________________________ :
Gamer  1.0  (5.6%) 
_________ ______________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Maoist (Third-Worldist) Defeated
SSSSSSSSS

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).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Maoist (Third-Worldist)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  3.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  3.0  (16.7%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ___________________________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (11.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (11.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____________________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  2.0  (11.1%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW _____________________________________ :
Marxist-Leninist  1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGG _____________________________________________ :
Anarcho-Boomerism  1.0  (5.6%) 
RRRRRRRRR ______________________________________________ :
Posadist  2.0  (11.1%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS _____________________________________ :
Whatever John Brown believed in  1.0  (5.6%) 
YYYYYYYYY ______________________________________________ :
Gamer  1.0  (5.6%) 
_________ ______________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Whatever John Brown believed in Defeated
UUUUUUUUU

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).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Whatever John Brown believed in) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
------------------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  3.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (22.2%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU __________________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (11.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (11.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ____________________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  2.0  (11.1%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW _____________________________________ :
Marxist-Leninist  1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGGGG ______________________________________________ :
Anarcho-Boomerism  1.0  (5.6%) 
RRRRRRRRR ______________________________________________ :
Posadist  2.0  (11.1%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS _____________________________________ :
Gamer  1.0  (5.6%) 
_________ ______________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Anarcho-Boomerism 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).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Anarcho-Boomerism) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
------------------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  3.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (22.2%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ___________________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (11.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (11.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ____________________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  2.0  (11.1%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW _____________________________________ :
Marxist-Leninist  1.0  (5.6%) 
GGGGGGGGG ______________________________________________ :
Posadist  2.0  (11.1%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ____________________________________ :
Gamer  2.0  (11.1%) 
__________________ _____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Marxist-Leninist 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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
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None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
---------------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  3.0  (17.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (23.5%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU _______________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (11.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (11.8%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _________________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  2.0  (11.8%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW _________________________________ :
Posadist  2.0  (11.8%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS _________________________________ :
Gamer  2.0  (11.8%) 
__________________ __________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
aaaaaaaaa ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gamer Defeated
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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).

A tie was resolved by comparing votes in previous rounds.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Gamer) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  3.0  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (26.7%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (13.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (13.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  2.0  (13.3%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ___________________________ :
Posadist  2.0  (13.3%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS __________________________ :
None of these  3.0   
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa __________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Posadist Defeated
EEEEEEEEE WWWWWWWWW

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).

A tie was resolved by comparing votes in previous rounds.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Posadist) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
---------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  4.0  (26.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (26.7%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU __________ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (13.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________________________ :
Anarcho-Syndicalist  2.0  (13.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  3.0  (20.0%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW __________________ :
None of these  3.0   
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa __________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Anarcho-Syndicalist Defeated
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Anarcho-Syndicalist) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
---------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  4.0  (30.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (30.8%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ____ :
Neoliberal  2.0  (15.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______________________ :
Orthodox Marxist  3.0  (23.1%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ____________ :
None of these  5.0   
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  aaaaaa
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Neoliberal Defeated
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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 candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Neoliberal) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
---------------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  4.0  (36.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (36.4%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU :UUU
Orthodox Marxist  3.0  (27.3%) 
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW _______ :
None of these  7.0   
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Orthodox Marxist Defeated
EEEEEEEEE aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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).

A tie was resolved by comparing votes in previous rounds.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Orthodox Marxist) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
--------------------------- 33.3%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  5.0  (55.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (44.4%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU :UUUUUUUUUU
None of these  9.0   
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
   
Results    
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist) 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 (33.3% of counted votes).

Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist) 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: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
----------------------------------------- 50%
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)  5.0  (55.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEE
Non-Sectarian Leftist  4.0  (44.4%) 
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ____ :
None of these  9.0   
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
   
Results  
Marxist-Leninist (Mainly Leninist)Elected 
Non-Sectarian LeftistElected 

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, 50% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 33.3% 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: What leftist ideology do you believe in?
2 candidates will be elected with 18 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 66.7% 
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3rd 22.2% 
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4th 11.1% 
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