A head to head comparison of the Michigan 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.

Gretchen Whitmer received 2.3M (53.3 %) votes, beating Bill Schuette who gained 1.9M (43.8 %) by 406.7k votes in Michigan.

Gretchen Whitmer won 17 counties out of the 83 counties that make up Michigan. The record shows that Bill Schuette won 66 counties.

During the 2018 general elections, over 4M total number of votes were cast. Gretchen Whitmer got 2,266,193 (2M) over Bill Schuette 1,859,534 (2M). He won the popular vote by 2,266,193 (2M). His victory in the State of Michigan (with 2,266,193 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 (Wayne, Wayne and Wayne), 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

General Elections
Gretchen Whitmer

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Bill Schuette

Wayne, Wayne and Wayne, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Gretchen Whitmer, giving him a 658k vote advantage.