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1964 United States Senate election in New Jersey

The 1964 United States Senate election in New Jersey was held on November 3, 1964. Incumbent Democrat Harrison A. Williams defeated Republican nominee Bernard M. Shanley with 61.91% of the vote.

1964 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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Nominee Harrison A. Williams Bernard M. Shanley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,677,515 1,011,280
Percentage 61.91% 37.32%

New Jersey Senate Election, 1964.svg
County results
Williams:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Shanley:      50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

Harrison A. Williams
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harrison A. Williams
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on April 21, 1964.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harrison A. Williams 184,972 100.00
Total votes 184,972 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bernard M. Shanley 198,747 100.00
Total votes 198,747 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Harrison A. Williams, Democratic
  • Bernard M. Shanley, Republican

Other candidates

  • Harold P. Poeschel, Independent
  • Lawrence Stewart, Socialist Workers
  • John V. Mahalchik, Independent
  • Albert Ronis, Socialist Labor

ResultsEdit

1964 United States Senate election in New Jersey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harrison A. Williams 1,677,515 61.91%
Republican Bernard M. Shanley 1,011,280 37.32%
Independent Harold P. Poeschel 7,582 0.28%
Socialist Workers Lawrence Stewart 6,147 0.23%
Independent John V. Mahalchik 4,926 0.18%
Socialist Labor Albert Ronis 2,125 0.08%
Majority 666,235
Turnout 2,709,575
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1964 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1964. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "1964 General Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1964. Retrieved June 1, 2019.