A head to head comparison of the New York 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Chuck Schumer received 5.2M (70.6 %) votes, beating Wendy Long who gained 2M (27.2 %) by 3.2M votes in New York.
Wendy Long won 5 counties out of the 62 counties that make up New York. The record shows that Chuck Schumer won 57 counties.
During the 2016 general elections, over 7M total number of votes were cast. Alex Merced got 48,121 (48k) over Chuck Schumer 5,221,949 (5M). He won the popular vote by 48,121 (48k). His victory in the State of New York (with 48,121 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 (Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens), 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
Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Chuck Schumer, giving him a 1M vote advantage.