A head to head comparison of the Alabama 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Richard Shelby received 1.3M (64.1 %) votes, beating Ron Crumpton who gained 748.7k (35.9 %) by 586.4k votes in Alabama.
Ron Crumpton won 13 counties out of the 67 counties that make up Alabama. The record shows that Richard Shelby won 54 counties.
During the 2016 general elections, over 2M total number of votes were cast. Richard Shelby got 1,335,104 (1M) over Ron Crumpton 748,709 (749k). He won the popular vote by 1,335,104 (1M). His victory in the State of Alabama (with 1,335,104 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
All Candidates (Senate General Elections)
These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (Jefferson, Mobile and Madison), 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 General Elections
Jefferson, Mobile and Madison, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Richard Shelby, giving him a 49k vote advantage.