A head to head comparison of the West Virginia 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Donald Trump received 489,371 (68%) votes beating Hillary Clinton who gained 188,794 (33%) by 300,577 votes in West Virginia.
Donald Trump won 55 counties whereas Hillary Clinton won nothing in the State of West Wirginia.
2016 West Virginia (WV) Primary Election vs Presidential General Elections Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the Primary, Trump won 37 counties in the 3-way match up. Sanders won over 18 counties and Clington won nothing out of the State of Kentucky.
2016 West Virginia (WV) Presidential Primary vs Presidential General Elections w.r.t % Votes and Total Votes Won
On a head to head count with the total votes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Primary and General Elections, percentage (%) vote shift difference is a 8% increment for Donald Trump in the Presidential Elections as opposed to a 8% decrease for Hillary Clinton. These margins are represented as 333,126 vote increment for Donald Trump and 102,440 vote increment for Hillary Clinton at the General Elections.
2016 General Election Hillary Clinton Popular Vote Count Contributed by West Virginia (WV)
Presidential Primary Elections
Presidential General Elections
During the 2016 General elections, over 146,434,269 total number of votes were cast. Hillary Clinton got 65,849,971 (65.8 Million) over Donald Trump's 62,984,405 (62.9 Million). She won the popular vote by 2,865,566 (2.8 Million). Even though she lost to Trump at the West Virginia, her votes represents 0,3% of her popular vote victory. The remaining 49 states contributed to her the remaining 99,7% popular votes victory.
Top 15 Counties in Primary Elections vs General Elections
All Candidates (Primary Elections)
All Candidates (General Elections)
These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the larger counties (Kanawha, Berkeley, Monongalia), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Counties Comparison in Primary Elections vs General Elections
Kanawha, Berkeley, two of the larger counties gaved Clinton over 40k vote. Monongalia, another larger countye voted in favor of Trump giving him a 3k voter advantage in that county. However, Trump's steady win in the more dense counties contributed to the 300K marginal vote advantage that helped him gain an upper hand in the State of West Virginia.
Related References: 2016 West Virginia Primary Election Story, 2020 West Virginia Primary Election Story