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

Donald Trump received 684,239 (37%) votes to beat Joe Biden, who received 591,403 (32%) votes and Bernie Sanders, who received 570.039 (31%) votes.

In the Primary, Trump won 35 counties in the 3-way match up. Sanders trailed behind Trump winning 3 counties with Biden winning only 1 county in Washington Primary.

Bernie Sanders vs Joe Biden

Joe Biden vs Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs Joe Biden

In the head to head match ups, Sanders (51%) beat Biden (49%). Trump (55%) beat Sanders (45%). Also, Trump (54%) beat Biden (46%).

These 10 counties play an important role in these primary elections. If a candidate can achieve a sizable majority in King (the largest county by voter population) they can secure the win. It becomes very difficult to win a majority of votes in the smaller counties and come out ahead.

Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden

Donald Trump

Biden won majority at the largest county (King), giving him over 3k vote advantage over Sanders and over 134k vote advantage over Trump. However, Trump's win in many other counties (including Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane) gave him the advantage he needed to get the upper hand in the State of Washington.

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