
VoteFair Ranking Results calculated at
www.VoteFair.org 2009March12 0:27
Poll
title:
American Idol, Season 8, Top 13
Question (number
1) title:
Who is your favorite, secondfavorite, etc., singer? 
VoteFair
representation
Ranking 

Firstmost representative choice is: 
Adam Lambert 
Secondmost representative choice is: 
Danny Gokey 
Thirdmost representative choice is: 
Allison Iraheta 
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:
504 
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
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Danny Gokey 
244

37

223

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Allison Iraheta 
326

43

135

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Lil Rounds 
327

41

136

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Alexis Grace 
329

48

127

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Matt Giraud 
352

41

111

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Kris Allen 
357

44

103

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
374

44

86

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
363

36

105

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
374

48

82

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
393

44

67

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
397

50

57

X
=
Adam Lambert
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
399

50

55

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Allison Iraheta 
340

39

125

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Lil Rounds 
359

37

108

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Alexis Grace 
350

46

108

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Matt Giraud 
390

45

69

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Kris Allen 
383

42

79

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
412

42

50

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
383

35

86

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
393

44

67

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
419

49

36

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
417

47

40

X
=
Danny Gokey
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
425

44

35

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Lil Rounds 
246

49

209

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Alexis Grace 
267

49

188

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Matt Giraud 
299

47

158

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Kris Allen 
304

50

150

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
337

49

118

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
333

43

128

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
349

54

101

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
362

59

83

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
382

53

69

X
=
Allison Iraheta
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
380

53

71

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Alexis Grace 
244

53

207

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Matt Giraud 
277

54

173

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Kris Allen 
283

59

162

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
323

64

117

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
308

52

144

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
316

57

131

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
349

65

90

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
362

73

69

X
=
Lil Rounds
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
365

72

67

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Matt Giraud 
260

56

188

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Kris Allen 
284

63

157

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
308

58

138

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
318

49

137

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
328

68

108

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
344

64

96

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
365

69

70

X
=
Alexis Grace
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
363

63

78

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Kris Allen 
233

71

200

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
268

67

169

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
270

61

173

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
292

71

141

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
312

78

114

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
325

77

102

X
=
Matt Giraud
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
330

79

95

X
=
Kris Allen
Y
=
Scott MacIntyre 
255

73

176

X
=
Kris Allen
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
265

71

168

X
=
Kris Allen
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
272

84

148

X
=
Kris Allen
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
294

92

118

X
=
Kris Allen
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
302

88

114

X
=
Kris Allen
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
309

85

110

X
=
Scott MacIntyre
Y
=
Anoop Desai 
226

77

201

X
=
Scott MacIntyre
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
218

87

199

X
=
Scott MacIntyre
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
248

108

148

X
=
Scott MacIntyre
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
262

99

143

X
=
Scott MacIntyre
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
264

112

128

X
=
Anoop Desai
Y
=
Megan Corkrey 
207

93

204

X
=
Anoop Desai
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
227

95

182

X
=
Anoop Desai
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
235

123

146

X
=
Anoop Desai
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
229

143

132

X
=
Megan Corkrey
Y
=
Michael Sarver 
226

114

164

X
=
Megan Corkrey
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
233

127

144

X
=
Megan Corkrey
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
247

107

150

X
=
Michael Sarver
Y
=
Jasmine Murray 
202

127

175

X
=
Michael Sarver
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
216

127

161

X
=
Jasmine Murray
Y
=
Jorge Nunez 
184

163

157



The highest score (which equals the sum of the bold underlined numbers, plus either tally number in any tied pair of choices) is:
24,313 
Number of all possible valid sequences (without ties):
Many millions ... 
First sequence:

Adam Lambert

Alexis Grace

Allison Iraheta

Anoop Desai

Danny Gokey

Jasmine Murray

Jorge Nunez

Kris Allen

Lil Rounds

Matt Giraud

Megan Corkrey

Michael Sarver

Scott MacIntyre

Last sequence:

Scott MacIntyre

Michael Sarver

Megan Corkrey

Matt Giraud

Lil Rounds

Kris Allen

Jorge Nunez

Jasmine Murray

Danny Gokey

Anoop Desai

Allison Iraheta

Alexis Grace

Adam Lambert


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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&13,4&5&8,3&12,9,2,6&10&11,7 x1

1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12&13 x6

1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&11&12&13,10 x1

1&2&4,3&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12&13 x1

1&2&5&11,3&6&8&9&10&12&13,4&7 x1

1&3,5,10&11&13,6,2,7,4&8&9,12 x1

1&5,3,8,10,2,11,4,6,9,7&12&13 x1

1,10,2,5,3,11,9,13,4,7,6&8&12 x1

1,10,2,8,5,3,11,9,12,13,4&6&7 x1

1,10,5,11,3,9,13,2,12,6,4&7&8 x1

1,10,5,9,7,3,2,4,13,6,8&11&12 x1

1,10,8,11,9,5,3,6,13,12,2&4&7 x1

1,10,8,9,7,13,6,5,3,2&4&11&12 x1

1,10,9,3,5,2,4,6,7,8,11&12&13 x1

1,10,9,5,8,12,7,3,2,11,4&6&13 x1

1,11,5,3,13,2,10,8,9,7,4&6&12 x1

1,11,5,9,3,2,10,8,13,7,4&6&12 x1

1,12&13,8,5,4,10,11,9,3,2&6&7 x1

1,12,9,5,3,2,10,6,7,8,4&11&13 x1

1,13,10,9,4,6,5,2,7,8,3&11&12 x1

1,13,2,3,5,11,9,10,8,7,4&6&12 x1

1,2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12&13 x2

1,2&5,3&12,7&13,4&8,6&10,9&11 x1

1,2,10,5,3,11,13,9,8,7,4&6&12 x1

1,2,3,13,9,12,5,8,10,7,4&6&11 x1

1,2,3,4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12&13 x1

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11&12&13 x1

1,2,3,4,5,6,9,8,13,10,7&11&12 x1

1,2,3,5,7,10,13,8,6&11,4&12,9 x1

1,2,3,5,8,4,9,11,6&10,7&13,12 x1

1,2,3,5,9,6,10,8,11,13,4&7&12 x1

1,2,4,11,3,9,10,7,6,5&13,8&12 x1

1,2,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,3&7&8 x1

1,2,5,9,10,11,12,6,13,4,3&7&8 x1

1,2,5,9,3,10,8,6,13,12,4&7&11 x1

1,2,8,11,5,10,9,3,13,7,4&6&12 x1

1,2,8,5,9,12,3,4,10,6,7&11&13 x1

1,2,9,11,6,8,7,5,4,3,10&12&13 x1

1,2,9,7,10,3,5,4,8,13,6&11&12 x1

1,3&11,5,2,4&8,10,9,7&13,12,6 x1

1,3&5,2&4&6&7&8&9&10&11,12,13 x1

1,3&5,9,10,2&8&12&13,11,4&6&7 x1

1,3,10,6,7,8,9,11,13,5,2&4&12 x1

1,3,10,9,2,11,13,4&8,6&7,5&12 x1

1,3,11,4,5,2,12,6&7&8&9&10&13 x1

1,3,11,8,2,13,10,12,6,5,4&7&9 x1

1,3,11,9,2,5,13,6,12,8,4&7&10 x1

1,3,12,8,9,2,5,7,10,4,6&11&13 x1

1,3,2&4&5&6&7&8&9&10&11&12&13 x2

1,3,2,11,5,10,9,8,4&7,13,6&12 x1

[Remaining ballots not listed]

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