A head to head comparison of the North Carolina 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Richard M. Burr received 2.4M (51.1 %) votes, beating Deborah Ross who gained 2.1M (45.4 %) by 267.2k votes in North Carolina.
Deborah Ross won 23 counties out of the 100 counties that make up North Carolina. The record shows that Richard M. Burr won 77 counties.
During the 2016 general elections, over 5M total number of votes were cast. Deborah Ross got 2,128,165 (2M) over Richard M. Burr 2,395,376 (2M). He won the popular vote by 2,128,165 (2M). His victory in the State of North Carolina (with 2,128,165 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 (Wake, Mecklenburg and Guilford), 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
Richard M. Burr
Wake, Mecklenburg and Guilford, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Deborah Ross, giving him a 217k vote advantage.