United States Senate election in New York, 1976

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United States Senate election in New York, 1976
New York
1970 ←
November 2, 1976
→ 1982

 DanielPatrickMoynihan.jpgJamesLBuckley.jpg
NomineePat MoynihanJames Buckley
PartyDemocraticRepublican
Popular vote3,422,5942,836,633
Percentage54.1%44.9%

NewYorkSenatorial1976.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

James Buckley
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pat Moynihan
Democratic

 
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United States Senate election in New York, 1976
New York
1970 ←
November 2, 1976
→ 1982

 DanielPatrickMoynihan.jpgJamesLBuckley.jpg
NomineePat MoynihanJames Buckley
PartyDemocraticRepublican
Popular vote3,422,5942,836,633
Percentage54.1%44.9%

NewYorkSenatorial1976.svg

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]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticPaul O'Dwyer32.50%
DemocraticDaniel Patrick Moynihan31.10%
DemocraticBella Abzug28.70%
DemocraticRamsey Clark7.00%
DemocraticAbraham Hirschfeld0.70%
Totals'100.00%
Democratic Party Primary results[2]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticDaniel Patrick Moynihan333,69736.41%
DemocraticBella Abzug323,70535.32%
DemocraticRamsey Clark94,19110.28%
DemocraticPaul O'Dwyer82,6899.02%
DemocraticAbraham Hirschfeld82,3318.98%
Totals916,613100.00%

Republican[edit]

Republican Party Primary results[3]
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanJames Buckley242,25770.45%
RepublicanPeter Peyser101,62929.55%
Totals343,886100.00%

Results[edit]

General election results[4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
DemocraticDaniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan3,238,511
LiberalDaniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan184,083
totalDaniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan3,422,59454.17+ 17.21
RepublicanJames Lane Buckley2,525,139
ConservativeJames Lane Buckley311,494
totalJames Lane Buckley2,836,63344.90+ 5.95
CommunistHerbert Aptheker25,1410.40+ 0.37
Socialist WorkersMarcia Gallo16,3500.26+ 0.20
LibertarianMartin E. Nixon10,9430.17+ 0.17
American LaborElijah C. Boyd6,7160.11+ 0.11

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