A head to head comparison of the Montana 2020 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Greg Gianforte received 328.5k (56.7 %) votes, beating Mike Cooney who gained 250.9k (43.3 %) by 77.7k votes in Montana.
Mike Cooney won 9 counties out of the 56 counties that make up Montana. The record shows that Greg Gianforte won 47 counties.
During the 2020 general elections, over 579k total number of votes were cast. Greg Gianforte got 328,548 (329k) over Mike Cooney 250,860 (251k). He won the popular vote by 328,548 (329k). His victory in the State of Montana (with 328,548 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 (Yellowstone, Flathead and Gallatin), 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
Yellowstone, Flathead and Gallatin, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Greg Gianforte, giving him a 6k vote advantage.