A head to head comparison of the 2022 Maryland Primary gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Chris Van Hollen received 59.1% (535k votes) beating both Michelle Smith who had 14.04% (127.09k votes) and Chris Chaffee who had 5.58% (50514 votes) in the overall count of votes in Maryland if the election were among these 3 candidates.
Chris Van Hollen wins 23 counties out of the counties in the state of Maryland to support his claims of his movement in the country. Lorie Friend won 1 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.
Chris Chaffee vs Michelle Smith
Chris Chaffee vs Chris Van Hollen
Chris Van Hollen vs Michelle Smith
In a head to head match up on just the total number of votes, Michelle Smith (71.6%) beats Chris Chaffee (28.4%). Chris Van Hollen (91.4%) beats Chris Chaffee (8.6%) and Chris Van Hollen (80.8%) beats Michelle Smith (19.2%).
Chris Van Hollen
Chris Van Hollen simply won the majority of the top 10 counties. Michelle Smith and Chris Chaffee could not achieve a victory since Chris Van Hollen captures so many voters across most counties.