1976 United States Senate election in New York

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

1976 United States Senate election in New York
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Nominee Pat Moynihan James Buckley
Party Democratic Republican
Alliance Liberal Conservative
Popular vote 3,422,594 2,836,633
Percentage 54.1% 44.9%

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County results
Moynihan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Buckley:      50-60%      60-70%      70–80%

U.S. senator before election

James L. Buckley
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pat Moynihan
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ConventionEdit

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%

Primary resultsEdit

1976 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[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 primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1976 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James L. Buckley (incumbent) 242,257 70.45
Republican Peter Peyser 101,629 29.55
Total votes 343,886 100.00

ResultsEdit

1976 U.S. Senate election in New York[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Pat Moynihan 3,238,511 51.26%
Liberal Pat Moynihan 184,083 2.91%
Total Pat Moynihan 3,422,594 54.17%
Republican James L. Buckley (incumbent) 2,525,139 39.96%
Conservative James L. Buckley (incumbent) 311,494 4.93%
Total James L. Buckley (incumbent) 2,836,633 44.89% N/A
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
Total votes 6,318,377 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 - R Primary". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 30 Dec 2020.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate Race - Nov 02, 1976". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved July 16, 2017.