
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2013March7 22:50
Poll
title:
American Idol, Season 12, Top 20
Question (number
2) title:
Who is your favorite, secondfavorite, etc., male singer? 
VoteFair
representation
Ranking 

Firstmost representative choice is: 
Devin Velez 
Secondmost representative choice is: 
Lazaro Arbos 
Thirdmost representative choice is: 
Burnell Taylor 
Additional levels of representation were not calculated.
(There may be too many questions, too many choices for this question,
or too many votes, or no further calculations were requested.) 

VoteFair
representation
ranking results should be used when more than one choice is to be selected.
Why? When there are 100 voters, 51 of them can choose the first winner,
so the other 49 voters deserve extra influence in choosing the second winner
(instead of letting the 51 voters also choose the second winner).
When should representation results be used?
When a second candidate is elected to a second equivalent seat in a state legislature,
or when an organization pursues a simultaneous second activity in addition to the most popular activity. 

Data and Calculation Summary 
Number of votes:
387 
The following tally table summarizes all the preferences of all the voters.
The bold underlined numbers are the ones that apply to the winning sequence. 

All possible pairs of choice names 
Number of votes with indicated preference 
Prefer X over Y 
Equal preference 
Prefer Y over X 
X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Lazaro Arbos 
128

139

120

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Burnell Taylor 
129

152

106

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Curtis Finch, Jr. 
141

144

102

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Paul Jolley 
145

148

94

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Nick Boddington 
152

153

82

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Vincent Powell 
156

156

75

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
147

154

86

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
167

158

62

X
=
Devin Velez
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
173

150

64

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Burnell Taylor 
125

145

117

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Curtis Finch, Jr. 
146

137

104

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Paul Jolley 
148

135

104

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Nick Boddington 
149

143

95

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Vincent Powell 
161

142

84

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
159

145

83

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
172

140

75

X
=
Lazaro Arbos
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
175

140

72

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Curtis Finch, Jr. 
136

147

104

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Paul Jolley 
134

146

107

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Nick Boddington 
135

154

98

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Vincent Powell 
145

158

84

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
148

159

80

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
166

158

63

X
=
Burnell Taylor
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
156

152

79

X
=
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Y
=
Paul Jolley 
125

144

118

X
=
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Y
=
Nick Boddington 
128

147

112

X
=
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Y
=
Vincent Powell 
131

151

105

X
=
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
124

148

115

X
=
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
156

150

81

X
=
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
148

145

94

X
=
Paul Jolley
Y
=
Nick Boddington 
120

149

118

X
=
Paul Jolley
Y
=
Vincent Powell 
142

152

93

X
=
Paul Jolley
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
131

151

105

X
=
Paul Jolley
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
145

154

88

X
=
Paul Jolley
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
156

146

85

X
=
Nick Boddington
Y
=
Vincent Powell 
141

161

85

X
=
Nick Boddington
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
130

156

101

X
=
Nick Boddington
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
148

158

81

X
=
Nick Boddington
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
148

154

85

X
=
Vincent Powell
Y
=
Cortez Shaw 
117

161

109

X
=
Vincent Powell
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
128

162

97

X
=
Vincent Powell
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
140

154

93

X
=
Cortez Shaw
Y
=
Elijah Liu 
139

164

84

X
=
Cortez Shaw
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
148

153

86

X
=
Elijah Liu
Y
=
Charlie Askew 
129

157

101



The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
6,467 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
3,628,800 
First sequence:

Burnell Taylor

Charlie Askew

Cortez Shaw

Curtis Finch, Jr.

Devin Velez

Elijah Liu

Lazaro Arbos

Nick Boddington

Paul Jolley

Vincent Powell

Last sequence:

Vincent Powell

Paul Jolley

Nick Boddington

Lazaro Arbos

Elijah Liu

Devin Velez

Curtis Finch, Jr.

Cortez Shaw

Charlie Askew

Burnell Taylor


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Copyright 2009 Solutions Through Innovation at www.VoteFair.org 

Detailed ballot information
(The numbers indicate the choices
as listed in "First sequence" above,
a comma indicates the next lower preference level,
"&" joins choices at the same preference level,
and "x" precedes the vote count.)

1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10 x119

1&2&3&5&6,4&7,8,10,9 x1

1&2&4&7&8&10,3&6,9,5 x1

1&3&10,5&6,4&7,9,2,8 x1

1&3&7,4&9,6&10,2&5,8 x1

1&4,5,3&7,2,6&8&9&10 x1

1&7,2&3&4&5&6&8&9&10 x1

1,10,3,4,5,2,7,8,6,9 x1

1,10,5,4,8,3,9,7,6,2 x1

1,10,9,5,8,2,3,7,6,4 x1

1,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2 x1

1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10 x2

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,9 x1

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 x8

1,2,6,9,7,3,4,5,8,10 x1

1,2,9,8,10,7,6,5,4,3 x1

1,3,8,7,9,10,2&4&5&6 x1

1,4&9,6,5&8&10,2&3&7 x1

1,4,5,10,7,3,9,6,8,2 x1

1,4,5,10,7,3,9,8,6,2 x1

1,4,6,9,10,7,8,5,3,2 x1

1,4,7,3,6,5,8,9,10,2 x1

1,5,10,7,9,8,3,2,4,6 x1

1,5,7,9,4,6,3,8,10,2 x1

1,5,8,2,3,4,10,9,7,6 x1

1,5,8,3,6,7,2,9,10,4 x1

1,5,9,3,8,10,7,6,2,4 x1

1,5,9,8,10,7,4,3,2,6 x1

1,6,5,4,7,8,2,3,10,9 x1

1,6,8,3,7,5,9,10,4,2 x1

1,7,4,2,3&5&6&8&9&10 x1

1,7,9,4,10,5,3,8,6,2 x1

1,7,9,5,4,10,3,6,8,2 x1

1,8,10,3,4,5,6,9,7,2 x1

1,8,10,9,7,6,3,4,2,5 x1

1,8,7,5,4,10,6,3,9,2 x1

1,9,3,8,5,10,7,6,2,4 x1

1,9,3,8,6,10,5,4,7,2 x1

1,9,7,5,6,3,8,10,4,2 x1

1,9,8,6,7,10,3,5,4,2 x1

10,1,5,4,3,7,8,6,9,2 x1

10,1,5,4,9,8,3,7,6,2 x1

10,1,9,8,4,7,5,6,2,3 x1

10,2,5,9,1&3&4&6&7&8 x1

10,3,4,1,7,9,5,8,2,6 x1

10,4,5,9,3,1,8,6,7,2 x1

10,5,3,1,9,8,2,6,4,7 x1

10,5,4,9,2,8,1,3,7,6 x1

10,5,8,9,6,3,1,7,2,4 x1

10,7,1,3,5,4,9,8,6,2 x1

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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Copyright 2009 Solutions Through Innovation at www.VoteFair.org
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