A head to head comparison of the Ohio 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Mike DeWine received 2.2M (50.4 %) votes, beating Richard Cordray who gained 2.1M (46.7 %) by 165.8k votes in Ohio.
Richard Cordray won 9 counties out of the 88 counties that make up Ohio. The record shows that Mike DeWine won 79 counties.
Popular Vote Victory Contributed by Ohio at the 2018 General Elections
Gubernatorial General Elections
During the 2018 general elections, over 4M total number of votes were cast. Mike DeWine got 2,235,825 (2M) over Richard Cordray 2,070,046 (2M). He won the popular vote by 2,235,825 (2M). His victory in the State of Ohio (with 2,235,825 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 (Franklin, Franklin and Franklin), 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
Cuyahoga, Cuyahoga and Cuyahoga, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Richard Cordray, giving him a 472k vote advantage.