A head to head comparison of the 2020 Primary gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.

Donald Trump got 39% (629k) of the vote to beat Bernie Sanders (355k votes) by 22% and Joe Biden (237k votes) by 15%.

In the Primary, Trump won 55 counties in the 3-way match up. Sanders trailed behind Trump winning 9 counties with Biden winning nothing in Colorado Primary.

Bernie Sanders vs Joe Biden

Joe Biden vs Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs Bernie Sanders

In a head to head match up on just the total number of votes, Bernie Sanders (60%) beats Joe Biden (40%). Bernie Sanders (64%) beats Donald Trump (36%). Also, Donald Trump (73%) beats Joe Biden (27%).

These 10 counties play an important role in these primary elections. If a candidate can get a sizable majority in these counties, it makes it so the smaller counties are irrelevant, unless you win a massive number of counties with a decent margin.  

Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden

Donald Trump

Donald Trump won 55 counties, securing him the victory in the state of Colorado in the 2020 Primary elections. Donald Trump won because he won so many counties. Joe Biden only won 9 counties but won the largest county (Denver). Winning at many other counties helped Donald Trump gain an upper hand in the State.

Related References: 2016 Colorado General Election Story, 2016 Colorado Primary Election Story