A head to head comparison of the West Virginia 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Joe Manchin received 290.51k (49.57 %) votes, beating Patrick Morrisey who gained 271.11k (46.26 %) by 19.4k votes in West Virginia.
Joe Manchin won 24 counties out of the 55 counties that make up West Virginia. The record shows that Patrick Morrisey won 31 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 586k total number of votes were cast. Joe Manchin got 290,510 (291k) over Patrick Morrisey 271,113 (271k). He won the popular vote by 290,510 (291k). His victory in the State of West Virginia (with 290,510 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 (Kanawha, Monongalia and Cabell), 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
Kanawha, Monongalia and Cabell, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Joe Manchin, giving him a 20k vote advantage.