A head to head comparison of the California 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Gavin Newsom received 7.7M (62.0 %) votes, beating John Cox who gained 4.7M (38.0 %) by 3M votes in California.
John Cox won 28 counties out of the 58 counties that make up California. The record shows that Gavin Newsom won 30 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 12M total number of votes were cast. Gavin Newsom got 7,721,410 (8M) over John Cox 4,742,825 (5M). He won the popular vote by 7,721,410 (8M). His victory in the State of California (with 7,721,410 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
All Candidates (Gubernatorial 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 (Los Angeles, Los Angeles and Los Angeles), 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
Los Angeles, Los Angeles and Los Angeles, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Gavin Newsom, giving him a 4M vote advantage.