A head to head comparison of the Maine 2020 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Susan Collins received 417.6k (54.6 %) votes, beating Sara Gideon who gained 347.2k (45.4 %) by 70.4k votes in Maine.
Sara Gideon won 71 counties out of the 498 counties that make up Maine. The record shows that Susan Collins won 427 counties.
During the 2020 general elections, over 765k total number of votes were cast. Sara Gideon got 347,223 (347k) over Susan Collins 417,645 (418k). He won the popular vote by 347,223 (347k). His victory in the State of Maine (with 347,223 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
All Candidates (Senate 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 (Portland, Lewiston and Bangor), 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
Portland, South Portland and Brunswick, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Sara Gideon, giving him a 22k vote advantage.