1998 Senatorial Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Other
1 NV435,79012 0.10% 428 47.88% 47.78% 4.34%
2 KY1,145,41421 0.59% 6,766 49.16% 49.75% 1.10%
3 WI1,760,83612 2.15% 37,787 50.55% 48.40% 1.05%
4 IL3,394,52121 2.90% 98,545 47.44% 50.35% 2.21%
5 NC2,012,14312 4.14% 83,294 51.15% 47.01% 1.84%
6 SC1,068,36712 6.99% 74,659 52.68% 45.69% 1.63%
7 GA1,753,95321 7.22% 126,636 45.15% 52.37% 2.48%
8 MO1,576,85721 8.90% 140,417 43.77% 52.68% 3.55%
9 CA8,311,90512 10.05% 834,978 53.06% 43.01% 3.93%
10 NY4,670,80512 10.54% 492,077 54.62% 44.08% 1.30%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote D R %Margin Margin Democratic Republican Other
1 HI398,12412 61.36% 244,288 79.18% 17.82% 2.99%
2 AK221,80721 54.77% 121,484 19.72% 74.49% 5.79%
3 VT214,03612 49.77% 106,516 72.22% 22.45% 5.33%
4 AZ1,013,28021 41.58% 421,353 27.16% 68.74% 4.09%
5 ID378,17421 41.14% 155,591 28.39% 69.54% 2.07%
6 MD1,507,44712 41.01% 618,173 70.50% 29.50% 0.00%
7 NH314,95621 39.56% 124,594 28.22% 67.78% 4.00%
8 IA947,90721 37.92% 359,431 30.49% 68.41% 1.09%
9 OK859,71321 35.10% 301,784 31.28% 66.38% 2.34%
10 KS727,23621 33.68% 244,921 31.59% 65.27% 3.15%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Hawaii79.18%Alaska74.49%Hawaii2.99%
Vermont72.22%Idaho69.54%Georgia2.48%
Maryland70.50%Arizona68.74%New Hampshire2.41%
Connecticut65.15%Iowa68.41%Alaska2.27%
Louisiana64.02%New Hampshire67.78%Arizona2.27%
ReformConstitutionNatural Law
Arkansas2.70%Utah3.05%Idaho2.07%
Illinois2.20%Pennsylvania2.31%Iowa0.80%
Arizona1.80%Connecticut1.27%Oregon0.75%
North Dakota1.69%Missouri0.97%Nevada0.63%
Kansas1.56%Colorado0.75%California0.56%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Alaska19.72%Hawaii17.82%Washington0.00%
Arizona27.16%Vermont22.45%Utah0.00%
New Hampshire28.22%Maryland29.50%Oklahoma0.00%
Idaho28.39%Louisiana31.64%Ohio0.00%
Iowa30.49%Connecticut32.37%North Dakota0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
California925,172Indiana827,336
Ohio855,996New York572,871
Alabama844,088Oregon382,290
Pennsylvania652,182California305,693
Illinois602,941Iowa188,769


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Alabama58.28%Indiana45.56%
Alaska40.13%Vermont38.95%
New Hampshire36.74%Oregon32.90%
Colorado36.53%Hawaii31.02%
Louisiana32.38%Connecticut12.09%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Louisiana126,128California-2,487,798
North Dakota50,047California-2,470,838
Hawaii34,462Pennsylvania-1,844,911
New York-1,788,021
Illinois-1,545,037


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
North Dakota30.65%New Hampshire-39.22%
Louisiana14.96%Pennsylvania-38.42%
Hawaii9.48%Connecticut-35.73%
Kansas-35.44%
Utah-34.75%


State Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublican
11816
21618


County Ranks
Rank DemocraticRepublican
18221,236
21,234821


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Baltimore, MD89.73%Sioux, IA90.87%Jefferson, IN9.15%
Kauai, HI84.06%Madison, ID90.52%Shannon, SD5.90%
Gadsden, FL83.74%Franklin, ID86.18%Washington, IN5.87%
Prince George's, MD83.72%Garfield, UT85.18%Avery, NC5.16%
Rolette, ND83.02%Lyon, IA85.04%Dawson, GA4.83%
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Nemaha, KS24.00%Sanpete, UT5.84%Jefferson, IA19.36%
Brown, KS10.86%Clarion, PA5.21%San Juan, CO5.75%
Newton, AR10.25%Grand, UT5.01%Camas, ID4.26%
Marshall, KS6.51%Warren, PA4.90%Boundary, ID3.66%
Perry, AR5.54%Juab, UT4.80%Boise, ID3.51%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
DemocraticRepublican
Madison, ID8.49%Baltimore, MD10.27%
Sioux, IA8.87%Kauai, HI13.38%
Franklin, ID11.77%St. James, LA14.48%
Garfield, UT12.42%Rolette, ND14.94%
Wallace, KS12.71%Shannon, SD15.33%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublicanLibertarian
Los Angeles, CA1,198,403Los Angeles, CA704,782Los Angeles, CA19,358
Cook, IL868,796Cook, IL474,635Maricopa, AZ13,411
King, WA405,177Orange, CA401,960San Diego, CA9,411
San Diego, CA339,658Maricopa, AZ400,901Orange, CA8,799
New York, NY301,718San Diego, CA361,812Honolulu, HI7,831
ReformConstitutionNatural Law
Cook, IL22,799Los Angeles, CA10,126Los Angeles, CA9,460
Los Angeles, CA15,240Allegheny, PA8,718San Diego, CA4,624
Maricopa, AZ11,620San Diego, CA6,511Orange, CA4,046
San Diego, CA8,796Salt Lake, UT5,944Santa Clara, CA2,784
Orange, CA7,793Orange, CA5,243San Bernardino, CA2,263


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
DemocraticRepublican
Clark, ID70Buffalo, SD120
Wallace, KS82Sioux, ND133
Daggett, UT87Quitman, GA158
Greeley, KS93Slope, ND179
Stanton, KS97Billings, ND199


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Cuyahoga, OH165,800Los Angeles, CA146,172
Los Angeles, CA158,946Marion, IN107,574
Cook, IL145,334Orange, CA107,396
Miami-Dade, FL102,638Queens, NY101,183
Jefferson, AL100,981Kings, NY97,949
Santa Clara, CA100,889Honolulu, HI92,963
Alameda, CA99,821Suffolk, NY80,170
Lucas, OH77,774Nassau, NY72,779
Hamilton, OH77,424San Bernardino, CA67,025
San Francisco, CA74,361King, WA58,422


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Geneva, AL100.12%Clay, IN66.05%
Crenshaw, AL95.53%Posey, IN64.03%
Covington, AL93.45%Wallowa, OR63.95%
Conejos, CO93.32%Sherman, OR61.58%
Mineral, CO91.77%Gilliam, OR60.67%
Coffee, AL90.93%Dubois, IN58.97%
Jackson, CO90.54%Knox, IN58.75%
Elmore, AL89.30%Parke, IN58.14%
Autauga, AL88.68%Tipton, IN57.85%
Chilton, AL88.18%White, IN57.60%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Orleans, LA29,080Cook, IL-738,977
East Baton Rouge, LA26,007Los Angeles, CA-714,278
Honolulu, HI23,056Los Angeles, CA-673,707
St. Tammany, LA17,355Philadelphia, PA-308,867
Lafayette, LA15,934Allegheny, PA-253,944
Douglas, CO13,155Orange, CA-242,689
Cass, ND9,356Orange, CA-237,793
Livingston, LA8,710Maricopa, AZ-217,598
Lafourche, LA7,571San Diego, CA-211,384
Burleigh, ND6,845Cuyahoga, OH-208,046


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Rolette, ND150.20%Gates, NC-50.72%
Sioux, ND118.72%Philadelphia, PA-50.47%
St. Charles, LA109.26%Grand Forks, ND-48.69%
St. James, LA108.36%Graham, KS-48.66%
St. Tammany, LA98.21%Chase, KS-47.58%
St. Martin, LA88.97%Seward, KS-47.34%
St. Helena, LA71.78%Chattahoochee, GA-46.84%
Livingston, LA62.49%Phillips, KS-46.68%
Lafourche, LA61.52%St. Louis, MO-46.54%
East Feliciana, LA58.34%Wyandotte, KS-45.39%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
DemocraticRepublican
San Bernardino, CA47.47%Newton, AR45.20%
Josephine, OR48.07%Fayette, PA47.92%
Merced, CA48.39%San Joaquin, CA48.10%
Sheridan, ND48.51%Ray, MO48.15%
Saline, AR48.79%Jackson, MO48.22%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
DemocraticRepublican
Lafayette, WI49.54%Summit, OH49.72%
Choctaw, AL49.44%St. Johns, FL49.52%
Franklin, AL49.37%Lawrence, KY49.50%
Marathon, WI49.23%Pike, OH49.40%
Lee, NC49.20%Ferry, WA49.38%




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