A head to head comparison of the Rhode Island 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Sheldon Whitehouse received 231.48k (61.58 %) votes, beating Robert Flanders who gained 144.42k (38.42 %) by 87.06k votes in Rhode Island.
Robert Flanders won 9 counties out of the 44 counties that make up Rhode Island. The record shows that Sheldon Whitehouse won 35 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 376k total number of votes were cast. Robert Flanders got 144,421 (144k) over Sheldon Whitehouse 231,477 (231k). He won the popular vote by 144,421 (144k). His victory in the State of Rhode Island (with 144,421 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 (PROVIDENCE, Providence and KENT), 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
PROVIDENCE, Providence and KENT, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Sheldon Whitehouse, giving him a 76k vote advantage.