A head to head comparison of the North Dakota 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
John Hoeven received 268.8k (78.6 %) votes, beating Eliot Glassheim who gained 58.1k (17.0 %) by 210.7k votes in North Dakota.
Eliot Glassheim won 1 counties out of the 53 counties that make up North Dakota. The record shows that John Hoeven won 52 counties.
During the 2016 general elections, over 342k total number of votes were cast. Eliot Glassheim got 58,116 (58k) over James Germalic 4,675 (5k). He won the popular vote by 58,116 (58k). His victory in the State of North Dakota (with 58,116 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 (Cass, Burleigh and Ward), 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
Cass, Burleigh and Ward, three of the larger counties voted in favor of John Hoeven, giving him a 86k vote advantage.