A head to head comparison of the 2016 Primary gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.

Hillary Clinton received 37% (2.7 M votes) beating both Bernie Sanders by 5% (2.3M votes) and  Donald Trump by 14% (1.6 M votes) in the overall count of votes in California in a 4-way match up.

Donald Trump wins 29 out of the 58  counties in the state of California to support his claims of his movement in the country. Hillary Clinton won approximately 2 times more counties than Bernie Sanders and needed 11 more counties to beat Donald Trump in California.

Bernie Sanders vs Clinton

Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs Bernie Sanders

In a head to head match up on just the total number of votes,  Hillary Clinton (56%) beats Bernie Sanders (44%).  Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump, she wins by 24 pts with an 800K vote difference.  

These 10 counties play an important role in these primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority(like Hillary Clinton) in the biggest county (Los Angeles - 3 times the size of the 2nd biggest county by vote count), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties with out voter out reach and increased voter participation in them. Donald Trump won in more counties than Hillary but lost to her by 800K votes and against Bernie in 400K votes.  

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton's top 10 counties of votes came from the top 10 vote size counties. She ran the board on Donald Trump in every one of them which could have contributed to such a lopsided result.

Related References: 2016 California General Election Story, 2020 California Primary Election Story