A head to head comparison of the Illinois 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
J.B. Pritzker received 2.5M (54.5 %) votes, beating Bruce Rauner who gained 1.8M (38.8 %) by 714k votes in Illinois.
J.B. Pritzker won 16 counties out of the 102 counties that make up Illinois. The record shows that Bruce Rauner won 86 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 5M total number of votes were cast. J.B. Pritzker got 2,479,746 (2M) over Bruce Rauner 1,765,751 (2M). He won the popular vote by 2,479,746 (2M). His victory in the State of Illinois (with 2,479,746 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 (Cook, Cook and Cook), 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
Cook, Cook and Cook, three of the larger counties voted in favor of J.B. Pritzker, giving him a 3M vote advantage.