1953 New York City mayoral election
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Results by Borough
|Elections in New York State|
The New York City mayoral election of 1953 occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 1953, with the Democratic candidate, Manhattan Borough President Robert F. Wagner, Jr. winning a decisive plurality in a three-way race.
Halley additionally ran on the Independent Citizens ballot line.
Wagner received 46.33% of the vote to Riegelman's 29.97%, a Democratic victory margin of 16.36%. Halley finished in third with 21.16%.
|1953||party||Manhattan||The Bronx||Brooklyn||Queens||Richmond [Staten Is.]||Total||%|
|Robert F. Wagner, Jr.||Democratic||236,960||206,771||339,970||207,918||31,007||1,022,626||46.3%|
|Clifford T. McAvoy||American Labor Party||14,904||13,290||17,337||7,182||332||53,045||2.4%|
Total vote was 2,207,516 Other vote was David L. Weiss-Socialist Workers-2,054 (0.1%);Nathan Karp-Industrial Government-916; Scattered-180. "Industrial Government" is a ballot title sometimes used, to avoid confusion or to meet election laws, by the Socialist Labor Party. The Liberal Party of New York won over five times as many votes as the American Labor Party in Manhattan, and eight-to-ten times as many in the other boroughs. The ALP lost its ballot status after the 1954 Governor's race, and voted to dissolve itself in 1956.
- "New York City Mayoral Election 1953". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 May 2014.