2013 SC1 Congressional Primary All-in-One Each-vs.-Every Other Candidate Picker

If you live in South Carolina Congressional District 1, how do you go about picking the best  candidate out of a prickle/flock/gaggle/herd/litter/flutter/clutch/bevy/pack/pod/swarm/rookery/clutch/brood* of 16  GOP Primary candidates?

Maybe, instead of trying to pick one out of a congregation of 16, you take each one and compare them to every other one, a pair at a time.  For this, I have created the 2013 SC1 Congressional Primary All-in-One Each-vs-Every Other Candidate Picker.  It is similar to the mileage grid on a road map, and you compare each item to every other item, and vote between each pairing.  You can download it by clicking below.

2013 SC1 Congressional Primary All-in-One Each-vs.-Every Other Candidate Picker

Click here to download the Candidate Picker

2013 SC1  Congressional Primary Candidate Tally Sheet

Click here to download Candidate Tally Sheet

To use the 2013 SC1 Congressional Primary All-in-One Each-vs.-Every Other Candidate Picker, simply start with Candidate ‘A’ at the top of the list on the left side and compare them to each of the other candidates (B, C, D, etc.) listed in the column headings on the top of the form.  Go over, and then down from each competitor’s name.  In the empty space where the two names of each pairing intersect, write in the letter designator (A,B,C,…R,S,T)  of the candidate you prefer.   Then, compare Candidate ‘B’ with each competitor, ‘C’ through ‘T’, and proceed down the list.

For example, when comparing Republican candidates Jeff King (F) and Ray Nash (L), write in the letter ‘F’ if you prefer Jeff King or the letter ‘L’ if you prefer Ray Nash where those names intersect,.  Then, on the other 2013 SC1 Congressional Primary All-in-One Each-vs-Every Other Candidate Picker Tally Sheet, record a tally by the name that you picked.

After going through all the candidate pairings, Each-vs.-Every Other, add up all the tallies you chose for each candidate on the Tally Sheet, score and rank the candidates, and pick your winner.

The Candidate Picker is called “All-in-One” because it allows you to compare Republican, Democratic, and Green candidates both within their party and against all others in all three parties.

Since 20 candidates are quite a few to compare if you have not done this type of exercise previously, I prepared a practice Picker you can download below; an ice cream picker.  Pick your favorite flavor of ice cream from the 4 flavors of Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, or Prune.

Ice Cream Picker - Completed Example

Click here to download Ice Cream Picker – Completed Example

Ice Cream Picker - Blank Form

Click here to download Ice Cream Picker – Blank Form

Having completed this exercise, those of you who live in SC1 will hopefully have a better sense of who you will vote for on Primary Election Day, or at least thin out your list.

(*Or choose your own term for these political animals from here:  http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html)


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