A head to head comparison of the California 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.

Kamala Harris received 7.5M (61.6 %) votes, beating Loretta Sanchez who gained 4.7M (38.4 %) by 2.8M votes in California.

Loretta Sanchez won 4 counties out of the 58 counties that make up California. The record shows that Kamala Harris won 54 counties.

During the 2016 general elections, over 12M total number of votes were cast. Kamala Harris got 7,542,753 (8M) over Loretta Sanchez 4,701,417 (5M). He won the popular vote by 7,542,753 (8M). His victory in the State of California (with 7,542,753 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.

Top 15 Counties in General Elections

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These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange), 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

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Kamala Harris

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Loretta Sanchez

Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Kamala Harris, giving him a 926k vote advantage.