1976 United States Senate election in New Jersey

The 1976 United States Senate election in New Jersey was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democrat Harrison A. Williams defeated Republican nominee David F. Norcross with 60.66% of the vote.

1976 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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Nominee Harrison A. Williams David F. Norcross
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,681,140 1,054,508
Percentage 60.66% 38.05%

U.S. Senator before election

Harrison A. Williams
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harrison A. Williams
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on June 8, 1976.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harrison A. Williams (incumbent) 378,553 85.12
Democratic Stephen J. Foley 66,178 14.88
Total votes 444,731 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • David F. Norcross, former Executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
  • Martin E. Wendelken
  • James E. Parker
  • N. Leonard Smith

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David F. Norcross 196,457 68.34
Republican Martin E. Wendelken 45,472 15.82
Republican James E. Parker 27,672 9.63
Republican N. Leonard Smith 17,892 6.22
Total votes 287,493 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Harrison A. Williams, Democratic
  • David F. Norcross, Republican

Other candidates

  • Hannibal Cundari, Libertarian
  • Bernardo S. Doganiero, Socialist Labor
  • Leif O. Johnson, Labor

ResultsEdit

1976 United States Senate election in New Jersey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harrison A. Williams (incumbent) 1,681,140 60.66%
Republican David F. Norcross 1,054,508 38.05%
Libertarian Hannibal Cundari 19,907 0.72%
Socialist Labor Bernardo S. Doganiero 9,185 0.33%
U.S. Labor Leif O. Johnson 6,650 0.24%
Majority 626,635
Turnout 2,771,387
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1976 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1976. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "1976 General Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1976. Retrieved March 18, 2019.