A head to head comparison of the 2022 Nevada Primary gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Catherine Cortez Masto received 39.69% (158.04k votes) beating both Adam Laxalt who had 31.51% (125.46k votes) and Sam Brown who had 19.31% (76882 votes) in the overall count of votes in Nevada if the election were among these 3 candidates.
Adam Laxalt wins 14 counties out of the counties in the state of Nevada to support his claims of his movement in the country. Catherine Cortez Masto won 3 counties and Joe Biden won just 2 counties in the state of Nevada.
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.
Sam Brown vs Adam Laxalt
Sam Brown vs Catherine Cortez Masto
Catherine Cortez Masto vs Adam Laxalt
In a head to head match up on just the total number of votes, Adam Laxalt (62.0%) beats Sam Brown (38.0%). Catherine Cortez Masto (67.3%) beats Sam Brown (32.7%) and Catherine Cortez Masto (55.7%) beats Adam Laxalt (44.3%).
Catherine Cortez Masto
Catherine Cortez Masto simply won the majority of the top 10 counties. Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown could not achieve a victory since Catherine Cortez Masto captures so many voters across most counties.