A head to head comparison of the North Dakota 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Kevin Cramer received 179.72k (55.45 %) votes, beating Heidi Heitkamp who gained 144.38k (44.55 %) by 35.34k votes in North Dakota.
Heidi Heitkamp won 12 counties out of the 53 counties that make up North Dakota. The record shows that Kevin Cramer won 41 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 324k total number of votes were cast. Heidi Heitkamp got 144,376 (144k) over Kevin Cramer 179,720 (180k). He won the popular vote by 144,376 (144k). His victory in the State of North Dakota (with 144,376 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
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These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (Cass, Burleigh and Ward), 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
Cass, Burleigh and Grand Forks, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Heidi Heitkamp, giving him a 1k vote advantage.