A head to head comparison of the North Dakota 2020 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.

Doug Burgum received 235.5k (72.2 %) votes, beating Shelley Lenz who gained 90.8k (27.8 %) by 144.7k votes in North Dakota.

Shelley Lenz won 2 counties out of the 53 counties that make up North Dakota. The record shows that Doug Burgum won 51 counties.

During the 2020 general elections, over 326k total number of votes were cast. Doug Burgum got 235,479 (235k) over Shelley Lenz 90,789 (91k). He won the popular vote by 235,479 (235k). His victory in the State of North Dakota (with 235,479 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 (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

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Doug Burgum

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Shelley Lenz

Cass, Burleigh and Ward, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Doug Burgum, giving him a 49k vote advantage.