A head to head comparison of the Nebraska 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Pete Ricketts received 411.8k (59.0 %) votes, beating Bob Krist who gained 286.2k (41.0 %) by 125.6k votes in Nebraska.
Bob Krist won 2 counties out of the 93 counties that make up Nebraska. The record shows that Pete Ricketts won 91 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 698k total number of votes were cast. Pete Ricketts got 411,812 (412k) over Bob Krist 286,169 (286k). He won the popular vote by 411,812 (412k). His victory in the State of Nebraska (with 411,812 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 (Douglas, Douglas and Douglas), 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
Douglas, Douglas and Douglas, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Bob Krist, giving him a 36k vote advantage.