Answer: 1st: George, 2nd: Inez, 3rd: James, 4th: Holly


   

# of Voters

 

Place

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

Under the Plurality with Elimination Method, only first place votes count and the winner is determined in rounds (eliminating the candid8 with the fewest first place votes in each round--the winner is the lone remaining candid8).

Round 1 tally:
George (G) got 13 first place votes
Inez (I) got 12 first place votes
James (J) got 10 first place votes
Holly (H) got 0 first place votes.

Under Extended Plurality, the candid8s are ranked in the reverse order of their elimination:

Since Holly is the first candid8 eliminated, Holly finishes in last (4th) place.

Round 2: (Eliminate Holly from the preference schedule)

   

# of Voters

 

Place

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

This gives:

   

# of Voters

 

Place

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

Round 2 tally:
George (G) got 13 first place votes
Inez (I) got 12 first place votes
James (J) got 10 first place votes
(Actually, since Holly didn't have any first place votes, you could have predicted this without really having to do the work!)

Since James is the next candid8 eliminated, James finishes in 3rd place.

Round 3: (Eliminate James from the preference schedule)

   

# of Voters

 

Place

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

This gives:

   

# of Voters

 

Place

13 12 10
1st G I G
2nd I G I

Round 3 tally:
George (G) got 23 first place votes
Inez (I) got 12 first place votes

Since Inez is the next candid8 eliminated, Inez finishes in 2nd place.

And, the lone candid8 remaining, George, finishes in first place.

WARNING! Although it happened in this example and the previous one, Extended Rankings using Plurality and Plurality with Elimination do not always produce the same results!!!!

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