Answer: GEORGE

To determine this, look at who is higher ranked in each column of the preference schedule (and by how many voters).


# of Voters



13 12 10
1st G I J
2nd H H G
3rd J J H
4th I G I

George is preferred to Holly by the 13 voters in the first column and the 10 voters in the third column giving George a total of 23 votes. But Holly is preferred to George in the other column, giving Holly 12 votes. So, George beats Holly in a head-to-head matchup. Since George won, we put his name in the appropriate cell of the head-to-head matchup table.

  George Holly James Inez
George ---------- GEORGE    
Holly ---------- ----------    
James ---------- ---------- ----------  
Inez ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------