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 Inez by the 13 voters in the first column and the 10 voters in the last column for a total of 23 votes. Inez is preferred to George in the other column, giving Inez 12 votes. So,George beats Inez 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 JAMES GEORGE
Holly ---------- ----------    
James ---------- ---------- ----------  
Inez ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------