New York gubernatorial election, 1986

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New York gubernatorial election, 1986

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Nominee Mario Cuomo Andrew O'Rourke
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Stan Lundine E. Michael Kavanagh
Popular vote 2,775,045 1,363,968
Percentage 64.6% 31.8%

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County results

Governor before election

Mario Cuomo
Democratic

Elected Governor

Mario Cuomo
Democratic

The 1986 New York gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986 to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York. Incumbent Democratic governor Mario Cuomo defeated the Republican candidate in a landslide, carrying all but 5 counties.

Results[edit]

New York gubernatorial election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mario Cuomo 2,654,754 61.83%
Liberal Mario Cuomo 120,291 2.80%
Total Mario Cuomo 2,775,045 64.63% +13.72%
Republican Andrew O'Rourke 1,211,662 28.22%
Conservative (N.Y.) Andrew O'Rourke 152,306 3.55%
Total Andrew O'Rourke 1,363,968 31.77% -15.71%
Right to Life Denis Dillon 130,827 3.05% +2.05%
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 24,135 0.56% +0.46%
Majority 1,411,077 32.86% +29.43%
Turnout 4,293,975
Democratic hold