A head to head comparison of the Kentucky 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Rand Paul received 1.1M (57.3 %) votes, beating Jim Gray who gained 813.2k (42.7 %) by 276.9k votes in Kentucky.
Jim Gray won 7 counties out of the 120 counties that make up Kentucky. The record shows that Rand Paul won 113 counties.
During the 2016 general elections, over 2M total number of votes were cast. Jim Gray got 813,246 (813k) over Rand Paul 1,090,177 (1M). He won the popular vote by 813,246 (813k). His victory in the State of Kentucky (with 813,246 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, Fayette and Kenton), 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, Fayette and Kenton, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Jim Gray, giving him a 68k vote advantage.