United States Senate election in New York, 1976

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United States Senate election in New York, 1976

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →

  DanielPatrickMoynihan.jpg JamesLBuckley.jpg
Nominee Pat Moynihan James Buckley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 3,422,594 2,836,633
Percentage 54.1% 44.9%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

James Buckley
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pat Moynihan
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator James Buckley ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Pat Moynihan.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Democratic Party Convention results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 32.50
Democratic Pat Moynihan 31.10
Democratic Bella Abzug 28.70
Democratic Ramsey Clark 7.00
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld 0.70
Total votes 100.00
Democratic Party Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pat Moynihan 333,697 36.41
Democratic Bella Abzug 323,705 35.32
Democratic Ramsey Clark 94,191 10.28
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 82,689 9.02
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld 82,331 8.98
Total votes 916,613 100.00

Republican[edit]

Republican Party Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Buckley (Incumbent) 242,257 70.45
Republican Peter Peyser 101,629 29.55
Total votes 343,886 100.00

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Pat Moynihan 3,238,511
Liberal Pat Moynihan 184,083
total Pat Moynihan 3,422,594 54.17 + 17.21
Republican James Buckley (incumbent) 2,525,139
Conservative (N.Y.) James Buckley 311,494
total James Buckley 2,836,633 44.90 + 5.95
Communist Herbert Aptheker 25,141 0.40 + 0.37
Socialist Workers Marcia Gallo 16,350 0.26 + 0.20
Libertarian Martin E. Nixon 10,943 0.17 + 0.17
U.S. Labor Elijah C. Boyd 6,716 0.11 + 0.11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate - D Primary Race - Sep 14, 1976". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate - C Convention Race - Apr 07, 1970". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate Race - Nov 02, 1976". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved July 16, 2017.