A head to head comparison of the 2022 Maryland Primary gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Wes Moore received 22.51% (217.52k votes) beating both Tom Perez who had 20.92% (202.16k votes) and Dan Cox who had 15.88% (153418 votes) in the overall count of votes in Maryland if the election were among these 3 candidates.
Dan Cox wins 16 counties out of the counties in the state of Maryland to support his claims of his movement in the country. Wes Moore won 4 counties and Joe Biden won just 2 counties in the state of Maryland.
These 10 counties play an important role in these primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority, it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties with out voter out reach and increased voter participation in them.
Dan Cox vs Tom Perez
Dan Cox vs Wes Moore
Wes Moore vs Tom Perez
In a head to head match up on just the total number of votes, Tom Perez (56.9%) beats Dan Cox (43.1%). Wes Moore (58.6%) beats Dan Cox (41.4%) and Wes Moore (51.8%) beats Tom Perez (48.2%).
Wes Moore simply won the majority of the top 10 counties. Tom Perez and Dan Cox could not achieve a victory since Wes Moore captures so many voters across most counties.