1966 New York gubernatorial election

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New York gubernatorial election, 1966

← 1962 November 8, 1966 1970 →
  Nelson Rockefeller.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Nelson Rockefeller Frank D. O'Connor
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Malcolm Wilson Howard J. Samuels
Popular vote 2,690,626 2,298,363
Percentage 44.6% 38.1%

  No image.svg Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.jpg
Candidate Paul L. Adams Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
Party Conservative Liberal
Popular vote 510,023 507,234
Percentage 8.5% 8.4%

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County Results

Rockefeller:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

O'Connor:      40-50%

Governor before election

Nelson Rockefeller
Republican

Elected Governor

Nelson Rockefeller
Republican

The 1966 New York gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966 to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York.

Contested Nominations[edit]

Conservative[edit]

Conservative Party convention results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Paul L. Adams 239 74.92
Conservative Donald H. Serrell 68 21.32
Conservative John J. O'Leary 12 3.76
Total votes 319 100.00

Democratic[edit]

Democratic Party Convention results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank D. O'Connor 569 80.60
Democratic Howard J. Samuels 137 19.41
Total votes 706 100.00

Liberal[edit]

Liberal Party Convention results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. 209 82.28
Liberal James L. Farmer, Jr. 33 12.99
Abstaining 12 4.72
Total votes 254 100.00

Results[edit]

New York gubernatorial election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Nelson Rockefeller 2,690,626 44.61% -8.47%
Democratic Frank D. O'Connor 2,298,363 38.11% -5.86%
Conservative Paul L. Adams 510,023 8.46% +6.02%
Liberal Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. 507,234 8.41% +4.23%
Socialist Labor Milton Herder 12,730 0.21% +0.04%
Socialist Workers Judith White 12,506 0.21% -0.13%
Majority 392,263 6.50% -2.62%
Turnout 6,031,482
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY Governor - C Convention Race - Sep 07, 1966". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY Governor - D Convention Race - Sep 07, 1966". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY Governor - L Convention Race - May 11, 1970". www.ourcampaigns.com.