New York state election, 1956
|Elections in New York State|
On October 1, a movement was launched to vote for General of the Army Douglas MacArthur as a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate. On October 2, MacArthur disavowed the campaign, and stated that he was not a candidate.
The Republican candidate was elected.
|Ticket / Office||U.S. Senator|
|Republican||Jacob K. Javits||3,723,933|
|Democratic||Robert F. Wagner, Jr.||2,964,511|
|Liberal||Robert F. Wagner, Jr.||300,648|
- Official result: STATE ELECTORS TO VOTE MONDAY; But Harriman Will Not Hold Reception for Republicans; Final Tally Listed; Dewey Held Receptions; 4.3 Million for Eisenhower in NYT on December 11, 1956 (subscription required)
- G.O.P. UNANIMOUS; ...JAVITS IS NAMED FOR SENATE RACE in NYT on September 11, 1956 (subscription required)
- Wagner's Address Accepting Democratic Senatorial Nomination in NYT on September 11, 1956 (subscription required)
- STEVENSON PUTS RACIAL 'CLIMATE' UP TO PRESIDENT; ...Wins Liberal Nomination, With Mayor Wagner Party Nominates Slate in NYT on September 12, 1956 (subscription required)
- WRITE-IN STATE VOTE FOR M'ARTHUR URGED in NYT on October 2, 1956 (subscription required)
- M'ARTHUR DISAVOWS BID; General Repeats He Is Not Candidate for Senate in NYT on October 3, 1956 (subscription required)