A head to head comparison of the South Dakota 2020 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Mike Rounds received 276.2k (65.7 %) votes, beating Dan Ahlers who gained 144k (34.3 %) by 132.2k votes in South Dakota.
Dan Ahlers won 5 counties out of the 66 counties that make up South Dakota. The record shows that Mike Rounds won 61 counties.
During the 2020 general elections, over 420k total number of votes were cast. Dan Ahlers got 143,987 (144k) over Mike Rounds 276,232 (276k). He won the popular vote by 143,987 (144k). His victory in the State of South Dakota (with 143,987 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
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These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (Minnehaha, Pennington and Lincoln), 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
Minnehaha, Pennington and Lincoln, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Mike Rounds, giving him a 43k vote advantage.